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Price (elbow) nears return, may face Rockies

@IanMBrowne
May 11, 2019

BOSTON – Though a date hasn’t been set in stone, all signs are pointing to David Price slotting back into the rotation at some point in the coming week. There’s even a chance the lefty will return Wednesday night at Fenway Park against the Rockies. Price will throw a bullpen

BOSTON – Though a date hasn’t been set in stone, all signs are pointing to David Price slotting back into the rotation at some point in the coming week.

There’s even a chance the lefty will return Wednesday night at Fenway Park against the Rockies.

Price will throw a bullpen session at Fenway Park on Sunday, and the Red Sox will evaluate how that goes before deciding on when he makes his next start.

The Red Sox placed Price on the 10-day injured list with tendinitis in his left elbow earlier this week, but the move was made retroactive to May 3.

Boston is already down one starter, as Nathan Eovaldi is recovering from arthroscopic surgery that removed loose bodies in his right elbow.

Speaking of Eovaldi, he recently had the stitches removed from his elbow and has been throwing from his knees as a first step in his progression.

The hope is that Eovaldi will return at some point in June.

Worth noting
• The latest plan for Brock Holt is that he will start his third -- and hopefully final -- Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Holt has been out for more than a month with first a scratched cornea in his right eye and then a right shoulder impingement. His first two Minor League rehab assignments were cut short after setbacks, but the super-utility player is feeling the best he’s felt all season.

• Lefty Brian Johnson continued his progression when he threw two simulated innings -- 15 pitches each -- to Holt and Steve Pearce on Saturday. Johnson might join Holt at Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. He was placed on the injured list the same day as Holt (April 6) due to inflammation in his left elbow.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.