The Boston Red Sox pitching staff is reeling from injuries to its starting rotation and its bullpen. Chris Sale and James Paxton remain sidelined with long-term injuries, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Saturday offered some positive news on reliever Josh Taylor.
Taylor, who is dealing with a low back strain, will not fly to Boston for the team’s home opener, Cora said, per MassLive’s Christopher Smith.
But it’s for good reason as Taylor will stay in Fort Myers, Fla. to begin throwing live batting practice sessions.
Sale, who is working through a rib fracture that landed him on the 60-day injured list, is not throwing, Cora said. He and Paxton, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, both will join the team in Boston for Fenway Park’s opening series.