Buchholz To Face Hitters
Reliever Taylor Buchholz is scheduled to throw a simulated game Saturday, which will be the first time he has pitched to a hitter since he made his lone Cactus League appearance Feb. 26.
Buchholz will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, which he said would be about 20-25 pitches, down from his 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday in Detroit.
Buchholz is recovering from a ligament strain in his right elbow. He is on the 60-day disabled list, and while he’s eligible to return June 4, Buchholz essentially will be starting spring training again when he goes out on a rehab assignment, which could last up to 30 days.