Price could be moved up in rotation after short start

Field Level Media

May 26, 2019 at 6:29 pm.

After leaving Saturday’s start after just three batters, Boston Red Sox hurler David Price is expected to be moved up in the rotation for his next start.

Manager Alex Cora said Price could start Tuesday or Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, according to Ian Browne of MLB.com.

“We’ll see how he feels,” Cora said before Sunday’s series finale against the Houston Astros.

With Price’s absence taxing the bullpen on Saturday, the Red Sox called up fellow left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez from Double-A Portland and sent righthander Colten Brewer down to Triple-A.

Price, 33, is 2-2 in eight starts this season, sporting a 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.

Hernandez, 22, tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in his lone major league appearance earlier this season. He is 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA in seven appearances (six starts) for Portland.

Brewer, 26, is 0-2 with a 5.32 ERA in 20 appearances for the Red Sox.