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Price returns from DL to serve as reliever for Red Sox

theScore logo theScore 9/14/2017 Brandon Wile
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The American League East-leading Boston Red Sox received a major boost to their bullpen Thursday.

Left-hander David Price was activated from the 10-day disabled list following a seven-week absence after experiencing inflammation in his elbow in late July and will serve as a reliever for the remainder of the season.

"He wants to get back and pitch. He wants to compete," manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.

Price tossed a 48-pitch, three-inning simulated game at Fenway Park on Wednesday and came out of it in good spirits. With only three weeks left in the season, the club decided that there wasn't enough time to stretch Price out.

Farrell plans to use Price in a multi-inning role beginning Sunday or Monday. He's expected

"I felt strong for however many pitches I threw, and all the way through the end," Price told reporters Wednesday, according to Bill Ballou of the Telegram.

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