For the first time in a few months, we finally get to see David Price again. According to manager John Farrell, Price will be coming out of the bullpen for the Red Sox, where he initially began his career back in 2008 with the Rays. He also pitched out of the bullpen when he was in Toronto during the 2015 playoffs. In his six relief appearances in the postseason, Price has a 4.15 ERA.
Prior to finally making his return, Price had been struggling to get back since late July due to elbow soreness. To replace his rotation spot the Red Sox added Doug Fister, who has actually been pitching better than any of us expected him to. Even with Fister pitching well enough to maintain his spot right now, I have a hard time seeing him in the rotation come playoff time. I’m not 100% convinced he’s a guy you can rely on in the postseason right now. This relief role for Price is definitely just the Red Sox way of slowly easing him back into things. He’ll be back in the rotation come October.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)