Alex Cora on OMF gives injury updates on Dustin Pedroia, David Price

Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm

Two of the Red Sox leaders -- Dustin Pedroia and David Price -- are currently on the injured list, but the news appears good for both.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Wednesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave updates on both players.

"David is going to throw a bullpen on Friday, so most likely he is going to start in Toronto, that is the goal," Cora said.

There was a small chance he could return over the weekend at home against the Astros, but that will not happen and will be early next week instead. Price has been on the injured list with left elbow tendinitis since May 3. The left-hander is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA in six starts this season, but has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last four outings.

Meanwhile, Pedroia was returned to the Red Sox earlier in the week after experiencing some minor knee soreness over the weekend in Double-A Portland. If everything goes according to plan, the second baseman could be back on a rehab assignment this weekend.

"Dustin, he’s going to work out again today," Cora said. "He’s got early work today. He’s going to hit and run. Hopefully, if everything goes well send him on Friday or Saturday to start his rehab assignment.”

Pedroia was placed the injured list April 18 because of left knee inflammation. It's been a long rehab for Pedroia as he's played in just nine games with the Red Sox since the start of the 2018 season after undergoing a left knee cartilage restoration procedure following the 2017 season and then another surgery last July.

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