PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful surgery today with Dr. James Andrews to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm, the team announced on Tuesday.

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Buchholz will miss four to six months.

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The Phillies have recalled right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley (AAA). Eflin will start tonight against the Mets.

Buchholz, 32, was acquired by the Phillies in a trade last December.

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