Clay Buchholz, who strained his hamstring Feb. 12, threw 30 pitches in live batting practice, which Farrell said was consistent for starters for their first round of live BP.

“He came out of today feeling good about himself,” Farrell said. “He used all of his pitches and it was an impressive work day. The intensity level was good.”

Farrell said Buchholz likely will throw a bullpen session before he gets into a game situation.