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The Journal Gazette

Friday, April 21, 2017 1:00 am

Briefs

Red Sox pitcher still sore

Associated Press

TORONTO — Red Sox manager John Farrell says pitcher David Price has been dealing with “soreness” in his recovery from an injured left elbow.

Price threw on flat ground for the second straight day before Thursday afternoon's game against Toronto. He is to throw a bullpen session in Baltimore today.

Price was the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay. He was 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA last year, his first with Boston. He felt discomfort in his elbow after a two-inning simulated game in February.

Price threw three bullpen sessions over six days last week, the last on Saturday. He was to have thrown to hitters while the team was in Toronto but those plans were shelved. He took three days off before playing catch Wednesday. Price is in the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract.

Around the leagues

The Blue Jays will recall right-hander Mat Latos from Triple-A Buffalo to start against the Los Angeles Angels tonight. Manager John Gibbons said that right-hander Casey Lawrence will be called up to face the Angels on Saturday. Latos, a former Fort Wayne Wizard and TinCap, has a career 71-58 record and 3.60 ERA in eight seasons with San Diego, Cincinnati, the Angels, the Dodgers, Miami, the Chicago White Sox and Washington. ... New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia has rejoined the team after serving a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.