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David Price exits start vs Twins early, not injury related

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David Price exits start vs Twins early, not injury related

David Price exited his start against the Twins Tuesday night after five innings and 73 pitches and was replaced by Mike Shawaryn. 

According to the team, Price's removal from the game was not injury related. 

Price was looking sharp against a dangerous Twins lineup Rick Porcello had stifled a night before. Price only allowed one earned run on four hits and two strikeouts. The game was tied 1-1 when Price was pulled as Boston looked for its seventh straight win.

With the Sox rolling and getting consistently strong outings from its starting pitchers, losing Price would definitely have been a blow to a team searching for some of the magic it had last season during its World Series championship run. 

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David Price's return to Red Sox rotation still uncertain, will pitch simulated game Tuesday

David Price's return to Red Sox rotation still uncertain, will pitch simulated game Tuesday

With their playoff hopes hanging by a thread (they began the night seven games back of the second AL wild-card spot), the Red Sox could use some good news on the starting pitching front after learning they'll be without Chris Sale the rest of the season.

They didn't get it Friday ahead of the series opener with the Padres in San Diego.

There had been speculation that David Price could be ready to start the series finale Sunday. That won't happen, manager Alex Cora told reporters before the game Friday.

Price, out since Aug. 4 with a cyst on his left wrist, had a bullpen session at Fenway Park on Thursday and will throw a simulated game in Colorado on Tuesday, "then we'll go from there," Cora said.

Eduardo Rodriguez starts Friday night, Nathan Eovaldi on Saturday and Sunday's starter is still to be determined. Lefty Brian Johnson (1-2, 6.58 ERA) had been filling Price's spot in the rotation.

 

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Michael Chavis to begin rehab assignment Friday night in Pawtucket

Michael Chavis to begin rehab assignment Friday night in Pawtucket

Michael Chavis is nearing a return to the Boston Red Sox lineup.

The rookie slugger is set to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday night vs. Buffalo. He was placed on the injured list on Aug. 12 with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

Following what was a scorching-hot start to his inaugural campaign, Chavis has seen his fair share of struggles at the plate. The 24-year-old's issues with the high fastball have contributed to him having one of the highest strikeout rates in the league at 33.3 percent (127 Ks in 382 plate appearances). "The Ice Horse" will look to come back healthy and finish the season strong for a Red Sox team that's fighting just to clinch a playoff berth.

Chavis is hitting .254 with 18 HR and 58 RBI in 95 games this year.

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