David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price walked a batter and struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Lost amid the celebration of Boston's division-clinching win Saturday was Price pitching for a second straight day, one final hurdle cleared in his recovery from a recent elbow injury. The left-hander shut down Houston's seventh-inning rally, punctuating it with a three-pitch strikeout of George Springer as the go-ahead run at the plate. Price has thrown four innings over the past three days and looks like an important high-leverage reliever entering the postseason.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price was available to pitch Thursday after appearing in Wednesday's game, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Until now, Price had been on a restricted schedule, but manager John Farrell said "he's got no restrictions." That means Price can throw on back-to-back days if needed, or enter the middle of an inning or with runners on. His conversion to the bullpen is complete.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price, who threw 40 pitches and 2.2 innings Friday, is not expected to pitch again until Tuesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell said, as a general rule, Price will get a day off for every inning he starts, so Tuesday is the earliest he'd appear in a game under that schedule. Farrell added that's just the rule of the moment and things could evolve over the next few weeks. The manager is reticent to use Price on consecutive days, but wouldn't rule it out, although that probably wouldn't happen before the end of the season.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (6-3) three hits and a walk while striking out our over 2.2 scoreless innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Price entered the game after manager John Farrell pulled starter Rick Porcello after four innings with Boston leading, gifting a win opportunity to the left-handed starter-turned-reliever. It felt like Farrell was experimenting with Price, giving us a glimpse at how he might be able to change the math of an individual game in the postseason. Price's ability to go long gives Farrell another tool and lessens the burden on back-end starters as well as the back-end relievers, like Addison Redd or Criag Kimbrel, who will not have to enter games earlier than normal.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Manager John Farrell said Price could serve as Boston's closer Wednesday against the Orioles, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Craig Kimbrel and Addison Reed both unavailable due to heavy workloads recently, Farrell suggested Price could be next in line to get the ball in the ninth should a save situation present itself. The southpaw made his first relief appearance since 2010 over the weekend, striking out two batters in a pair of scoreless innings against the Rays. Despite Wednesday's possible save opportunity, Price is still expected to close out the season as an important multi-inning reliever for the Red Sox, with Craig Kimbrel holding down the ninth inning.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (elbow) entered Sunday's game in the seventh innings and pitched two perfect frames in Boston's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was surprising to see Price enter Sunday's game as the Red Sox suggested he wouldn't pitch until later this week. Equally surprising, or perhaps more, was how dominant he was in slicing through the middle of the Rays' order. His fastball touched 95 mph, and he threw all of his pitches for strikes, requiring only 21 to retire all six Rays faced. The left-hander will continue to work out of the bullpen through the end of the regular season and into the postseason. Manager John Farrell envisions Price as an important multi-inning reliever, who can make an impact in the postseason.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (elbow) will be available as a reliever early this week, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell has yet to determine what kind of situation he wants to use Price in, but said it would not be for more than two innings initially. Whether the left-hander gets a second inning will depend on how many pitches the first inning requires.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (elbow) was taken off the 10-day DL on Thursday, but isn't expected to make a start anytime soon, Evan Drellich of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although this move comes as a minor surprise, there's no advantage for keeping Price on the disabled list with the expanded rosters at this point in the year. There still hasn't been an announcement on a clearly defined role for the left-hander as the regular season winds down, but manager John Farrell stated Wednesday that it would "be aggressive to bring him back as a starter," per Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. If Price rejoins the team in a relief role, his fantasy value would obviously be diminished, but the club may choose to start stretching him out of the bullpen in the coming weeks in order to get him ready for a start come October. All of this remains to be seen, but the 32-year-old was able to toss a three-inning simulated game prior to Wednesday's contest in Oakland, with another tentatively scheduled for Monday, which is another positive sign in his recovery.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following Wednesday's workout, manager John Farrell said that he will meet with Price on Thursday to decide the best course of action to get the lefty back on the mound. However, Farrell went on to say that he feels it would be aggressive to bring Price back as a starter at this point in time, and Price has expressed that he's eager to return, so it appears likely that he'll initially be used out of the bullpen upon his activation. Specific information pertaining to Price's eventual activation from the DL should be known following Thursday's meeting.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Manager John Farrell will discuss the team's plans for Price (elbow) following the left-hander's three-inning simulated game Wednesday, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Price comes out of Wednesday's session with no setbacks, there are two options. Either the Red Sox stretch him out as a starter, or they could get him back quicker by having him throw out of the bullpen. With three weeks left in the regular season, there's conceivably enough time to ready Price for a starter's workload before the end of the regular season.