The Boston Red Sox today claimed right-handed pitcher Taylor Buchholz off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The club's 40-man roster is now at 36 players.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Buchholz, 29, combined to go 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA (5 ER/12.0 IP) in nine relief appearances between the Rockies and Blue Jays in 2010. The right-hander also posted a 5.06 ERA (12 ER/21.1 IP) with a 1-1 record in 21 minor league rehab games (one start) in the Rockies system last year after missing the entire 2009 season with Tommy John surgery. The Lower Merion, Pennsylvania native owns a 19-21 record with one save and a 4.39 ERA (139 ER/285.0 IP) in 135 career Major League appearances (27 starts) with the Astros (2006), Rockies (2007-10) and Blue Jays (2010).