"I just saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick'em painted up his left forearm," former major league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, who works for 590 CJCL-AM, claimed on Twitter. "Wow."
Buchholz, who gave up two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts Wednesday during Boston's 10-1 victory over Toronto, shook off the claims, explaining that he puts rosin on his arm and wets his fingers for improved grip.
"I'm not doing anything wrong, so if I have to answer questions about it, that's the world we live in," Buchholz said, according to MLB.com.
Red Sox Manager
"It bothers me immensely," Farrell said. "When someone is going to make an accusation, and in this case, on cheating because of something they have seen on TV -- he has rosin on his arm."
Buchholz, whose 1.01 earned-run average is the best in the
"The fact is the guy is 6-0, he has pitched his tail off and people are going to point to him cheating?" Farrell said. "Unfounded."