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On off day, Sox can't rest

Rehabbing players put in work while Francona juggles the game plan

Updated: July 14, 2010, 9:48 PM ET
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com

Clay Buchholz, no stranger to demotions to double-A and triple-A parks, is hoping this is it.

Sidelined the last three weeks with a pulled hamstring, Buchholz will start for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday in Syracuse, on a pitch count he estimated to be around 60. And then, if all goes to plan, he'll be right back up with the big-leaguers for his next go around the rotation.

"I said throughout spring training I don't want to go back down," Buchholz cracked to reporters following ...

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