Brian Johnson to take David Price's place in Red Sox' rotation

Boston Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace David Price (elbow) in the rotation, reports Evan Drellich of CSN New England.

What It Means:

It was previously reported that Johnson would start on Friday against the Kansas City Royals, but the Red Sox have elected to move their four healthy starters up a day instead. If Price is facing a long-term absence, Boston may look to make a trade before Monday's deadline, so it's tough to say how long Johnson will stick around in the rotation. Rick Porcello is drawing tonight's start.

The 26-year-old left-hander has twirled a 4.33 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 17.4 strikeout percentage across 27 innings in the big leagues in 2017.