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Clay Buchholz making timely return

After missing three months, Red Sox right-hander back for push toward playoffs

Updated: September 10, 2013, 4:27 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It will be 94 days since Clay Buchholz last pitched in the big leagues.

"Longest 94 days of my career? Yeah, probably so," Buchholz said Sunday. "It ranks right up there, with the back stuff. But I'm over it. Now I start pitching again. It's been awhile."

Since Buchholz went down, the lowest earned run average by an American League pitcher with at least 12 starts is the 2.48 ERA posted by the New York Yankees' Ivan Nova.

That's almost a full percentage ...

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