You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Now must be Clay Buchholz’s time to shine

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buch­holz has a free and easy delivery, which is deceiving because nothing comes free on a major league mound and nothing is easy about pitching in the klieg light crucible of Boston.

Buchholz has learned — and lived — both of those truisms since his All-Star 2010 season, when he went 17-7 with a 2.33 ERA, which trailed only American League Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez. Buchholz has won 17 games combined since, including an 11-8 record last year.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week