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Clay Buchholz available out of bullpen

Updated: September 29, 2011, 12:13 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was activated Wednesday and was available to pitch an inning or two if needed in Boston's do-or-die game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Buchholz was not used as the Red Sox lost a stunner to the O's 4-3.

The original plan was to send him back to the instructional league, but after Red Sox management discussed what was best for both the team and for Buchholz, all decided he would be activated and available ...

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