You won’t see David Price pitching in the first inning anytime soon.

The Boston Red Sox activated the left-handed starter from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Oakland Athletics, but he won’t actually be starting. Red Sox manager John Farrell explained before the game Price will work solely out of the bullpen, as he’s not quite ready for a heavy volume of pitches.

Price will be available as a reliever either Sunday or Monday.

Hear more from the Red Sox skipper in the video above from NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch.”

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