Red Sox place struggling RHP Clay Buchholz on DL

Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz, left, talks with, pitching coach Juan Nieves, center, and catcher A.J. Pierzynski in the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put struggling right-hander Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a hyperextended left knee.

The move is retroactive to Tuesday and follows a bullpen session by Buchholz before Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

On Monday, Buchholz walked a career-high eight while allowing six runs in three-plus innings of an 8-6 win at Atlanta.

Manager John Farrell says Buchholz continued pitching Monday after his left knee buckled. He says Buchholz initially denied that happened when catcher A.J. Pierzynski went to the mound.

Buchholz is 2-4 with a 7.02 ERA in 10 starts. Last year he was 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 starts.

The Red Sox have recalled right-hander Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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