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Red Sox exercise option on Clay Buchholz

The righty will return for his tenth season as a member of the Red Sox.

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The Red Sox announced Tuesday that they have exercised their 2016 club option on right-hander Clay Buchholz. Buchholz will earn $13 million next season.

The decision to bring back Buchholz was an expected one for a Red Sox club that will likely look to revamp its starting rotation throughout the next few months under new club president Dave Dombrowski. There was some thought in late August that the team may be willing to part ways with Buchholz due to his injury troubles over the past few seasons, though Dombrowski likely recognized the 31-year old's potential and importance to the organization.

Buchholz has made only 46 starts over the past two seasons, logging ERAs of 5.34 and 3.26 and dealing with consistent arm trouble that dates back to 2013. He has been with the Red Sox for nine seasons and is now controllable through the 2017 campaign due to a $13.5 team option that was built into the extension he signed in early 2011.

Buchholz is the only option decision for the Red Sox this season. To see all of the decisions made around the league, check our our options tracker.