The $31 million dollar pitcher was activated from the 10 day disabled list today and will be pitching out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, and playoffs.
Yesterday David Price couldn’t tell the media how many games were left in the season, just that he felt good in his usual voice of displeasure to be in Boston. John Farrell confirmed yesterday that Price would come out of the bullpen to start an inning when needed.
Lots of people are sick of David Price. He complains about the media and his time in Pawtucket for rehab. To be honest it’s about time he starts living up to that massive contract and stop complaining.
Price has made it very clear that he would like a shot at redemption in the postseason, but Manager John doesn’t seem to trust him in the playoffs. Despite Price’s wishes, it looks like he will be relegated to the bullpen where the Red Sox could desperately use some left-handed dominance.
The Red Sox have a questionable starting rotation, but fortunately the Astros’ pitching staff isn’t sterling either. It’s good to have Price back in the bullpen where he has had the majority of his postseason success.
As long as his elbow holds up, expect Price to get plenty of work in the Red Sox bullpen.