Clay Buchholz to return Tuesday

Updated: September 8, 2013, 7:04 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- As expected, Clay Buchholz has been penciled in for a start against the Rays in Tropicana Field Tuesday, when the Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against Tampa Bay, manager John Farrell said. Buchholz threw a bullpen Sunday after making three rehab starts.

"Seventy-five to 80 pitches is probably a reasonable number to throw,'' Farrell said. "We know there will be an increase in intensity, as we look for him to make that first step back.''

If Buchholz does ...

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