Looks like the Boston Red Sox will lean on Brian Johnson for a spot start once again.
With David Price still on the injured list, Johnson likely will be the next man up for Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres, per The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham.
Price was hoping to make Sunday’s start but will throw a simulated game Tuesday in Colorado, instead, according to Alex Cora. The southpaw has been on the IL since Aug. 8 (retroactive to Aug. 5) with a cyst on his left wrist.
Johnson is 1-2 with a 6.58 ERA in 11 appearances (six starts) this season for the Sox.