Clay Buchholz has a partial tear of the right flexor

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz has a partial tear of the right pronator flexor mass and will seek a second opinion next week.

An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury. The flexor pronator mass is the collection of muscles in the forearm used for flexion of the wrist and finger as well as pronation. Buchholz allowed six runs and eight hits in 2-innings against the New York Mets on Tuesday before the injury forced him to leave the game.

Buchholz has struggled in his first two starts since joining the Phillies, with a 12.27 ERA.

Buchholz was a two-time All-Star with the Red Sox but has been down since his best season in 2013 when he was 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA and helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series.

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