Red Sox’ Pitcher David Price Set to Return from Injured List

David Price. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Boston Red Sox are getting a significant roster addition ahead of the start of their series against Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. According to Red Sox’ manager Alex Cora, pitcher David Price is ready to return from the injured list and is set to start the game against Angels.

Price landed on the injured list on August 8th after he was diagnosed with a cyst in his left hand. At the moment he had a 7-5 record with 4.36 ERA and 126 strikeouts.

The 34-year-old left-hander returned to action on Tuesday, when he pitched three innings of a simulated game.

Despite the lengthy break, Cora expects his starting pitcher to quickly catch up and be ready for the final stretch of games.

“This is a guy who, when he gets on a roll, and he’s healthy, he’s one of the best lefties in the league,” – Cora told reporters. “Obviously, we didn’t like that he missed time, but it might help him out to finish strong and help us go where we want to go. He looks good, he’s in good spirits, and he’s healthy.”

Boston Red Sox badly need Price to be at the top of his game, as they are currently chasing the AL wild-card spot. They are currently sitting at 72-62 record, being five games behind Oakland Athletics and 6.5 games behind Cleveland Indians.