Boston is in dire need of Price’s services, as they are currently in third place (5 GB) in the AL East.
Price has dealt with a sore left elbow and has yet to make a start for the Red Sox in 2017. But, his rehab assignments should end rather quickly, as he is expected to only make a couple of rehab starts.
Red Sox manager John Farrell told The Boston Globe that he was happy with the way Price looked in a simulated game on Tuesday.
“He had another good work day,” the manager said. “It’s good to see him at the point now where it’s a matter of the fine-tuning to execute pitches versus always being a physical response to the workload.
“The way he carried his stuff through the work session was very good.”
The addition of Price to the rotation would help the Red Sox in their quest to pass second-place New York and vie for the East title. And he was one of the bright spots of the 2016 season, helping the Red Sox win the division with a 93-69 record.
Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA in 35 games started, and accumulated 228 strikeouts in 230 innings.
The Red Sox starters are not pitching terribly, as they hold a 3.76 team ERA. But they have fallen victim to the wrong side of close games so far this season.
However, Boston holds an 0-2 record against their hated rivals, the Yankees. With New York playing incredible baseball so far this season, the return of David Price could not come soon enough for the third-place Red Sox.