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Clay Buchholz throws off mound

Updated: September 15, 2011, 5:38 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw off a mound Thursday for the first time since the team discovered a stress fracture in his back, an important step as he tries to make his way back to action for the postseason.

The right-hander, who has been on the disabled list since June, threw an abbreviated bullpen session Thursday at Fenway Park. He threw 15 pitches from in front of the mound and then 15 from the rubber. Manager Terry Francona said that Buchholz did "terrific."

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