Feats of Clay

The Boston Globe

An exhaustive profile of Clay Bucholz, the Red Sox phenom who has just been staked to a five run lead in this afternoon’s makeup game. His fantasy utility, even if he makes it stand up, is limited now, since he’ll be sent back to Pawuckett after the game, but expectations are sky high for the not so long run.

Also today, Detroit phenom Cameron Maybin was promoted and stalwart struggler Craig Monroe was designated for assignment. Monroe is one of those guys who seemed to bloom at a late age, and who is now fading early. Maybin is up for good if he can get on base, as a 19 year old, which is a big deal indeed. Or will be, if it works out. He’s played just four games at Double-A (homering three times).