Buchholz is expected to miss 4-6 months due to a torn flexor tendon in his right arm.Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss 4-6 months.The righty underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm Tuesday and will need 4-to-6 months of recovery.
Buchholz was drafted by the Red Sox in the supplemental first round of the 2005 draft.
The 32-year-old is headed for free agency at the end of this year and probably won't get a warm welcome on the open market.
Nothing has changed in the recovery for the right-hander, this was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster.
This essentially knocks him out for the remainder of the season.
The Phillies acquired Buchholz in hopes of turning him into an interesting trade chip at the deadline, but he ended up making just two starts for the club. Buchholz was diagnosed with the partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass in his right arm last week and was set to see Dr. He's not facing Tommy John surgery, but he's still expected to miss around 3-5 months.