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 Posted: Wed Apr 19th, 2017 01:37 am
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Clay Buchholz underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm, which comes with a recovery timeline between four and six months, according to's Todd Zolecki.

Buchholz was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15. Should his recovery last the expected length, it could effectively end his season and his brief tenure with the Phillies. He's slated to become a free agent following the season.

The 32-year-old, who spent his entire MLB career with the Boston Red Sox prior to 2017, has made only two starts for Philadelphia. He left his last start with tightness in his right forearm after allowing six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings

Zach Eflin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his first start of the season Tuesday night against the New York Mets. Eflin made his MLB debut in 2016, making 11 starts for the Phillies and going 3-5 with a 5.54 ERA. In 10 innings between Single-A and Triple-A this season, he's yet to allow an earned run.