Clay Buchholz forgoes pain meds

Updated: July 15, 2012, 12:03 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When you start tearing the lining of your foodpipe, which is the bluntest way to describe what Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was dealing with when he was diagnosed with esophagitis, you do what you can to keep that from happening again.

In Buchholz's case, that means laying off the pain medication, which was a major contributor to the acid reflux that caused his esophagitis. Acid reflux describes the backflow of acid-containing fluid from the stomach ...

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