According to multiple team sources the Red Sox “fully expect” Clay Buchholz to be ready to make his next scheduled start which would presumably be in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

While a source suggested there are some physical issues Buchholz is dealing with there is presently nothing that the Red Sox anticipate will force an alteration to the team’s postseason rotation. Manager John Farrell in outlining the rotation for the World Series said that John Lackey will start Game 2 with Buchholz and Jake Peavy expected to pitch Games 3 and 4 with the order yet to be announced.

“Everything is OK [with Buchholz] we fully expect he and Jake to be pitching on the weekend in St. Louis” Farrell said by way of explanation for the decision to have Lackey start Game 2 of the World Series after Buchholz started Games 2 and 6 of the ALCS. “[The decision was made based on] the way [Lackey] came out of his game over in Detroit and not allowing too many days of rest to get away from that previous start of his. … That’s the primary reason to get John back in there in Game 2.”

Some red flags went up toward the end of the Red Sox’ workout at Fenway Park Tuesday when Felix Doubront executed a simulated game with general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell looking on. The lefty then proceeded to throw a side session under the watchful eyes of pitching coach Juan Nieves.