David Price is taking the next step in his rehabilitation.
The Boston Red Sox starter will make his first rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Pawtucket, manager John Farrell told the media before Wednesday night’s road game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The left-hander is expected to make at least a few starts in the minor leagues before being activated from the disabled list.
Price has been sidelined since March with a left elbow strain, but he has been progressing through his rehab with limited setbacks.
He tossed four simulated innings Tuesday before the Red Sox’s game against the Brewers and was able to throw all four of his pitches during the outing.
The Red Sox certainly could use the star lefty in their rotation as soon as possible, especially following the season-ending injury to knuckleballer Steven Wright
Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA during the 2016 season. He struck out 228 batters over 230 innings.
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