Price headed to Sox bullpen

Pawtucket Times - - SPORTS -

BOS­TON (AP) — The Bos­ton Red Sox ac­ti­vated left-han­der David Price on Thurs­day and plan to use him out of the bullpen.

Price went on the 10-day dis­abled list July 28 with an in­flamed el­bow. Man­ager John Far­rell said Thurs­day he looked good in two sim­u­lated games.

“I think there will be some spots that will emerge nat­u­rally,” Far­rell said. “I think the one thing that he has shown in th­ese two work ses­sions is the full as­sort­ment of pitches, good power to his fast­ball.

“From just a phys­i­cal stand­point, I think he's passed those tests to put him in this po­si­tion and look­ing for­ward to get­ting him back to game ac­tiv­ity.”

Price has pitched out of the bullpen in the post­sea­son be­fore. In 2008, he earned the vic­tory for Tampa Bay in Game 7 against Bos­ton in the AL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. With Toronto, he did it in the 2015 ALDS.

The 2012 AL Cy Young win­ner also started the year on the dis­abled list. He was ac­ti­vated May 29 and was 53 with a 3.82 in 11 starts this sea­son.

Price threw a sim­u­lated game Wed­nes­day and said, “I don't know what else I have to do.”

The Red Sox en­tered Thurs­day af­ter­noon's game against the Oak­land Ath­let­ics with a three-game lead over the New York Yan­kees in the AL East.

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