Red Sox

Price scratched from start, headed to DL

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David Price, the Red Sox’ scheduled starter in the opener of their 10-game homestand tonight, underwent an MRI on his left elbow Thursday, and will be placed on the disabled list, a league source said.

Rick Porcello will make the start tonight for the Red Sox, with Eduardo Rodriguez starting Saturday and Drew Pomeranz set to pitch the series finale Sunday.

To take Price's place on the roster, the Sox recalled lefty reliever Robbie Scott.

Price, who first suffered discomfort in the elbow in spring training and missed the first two months of the season as he recovered, began feeling some soreness in the elbow again during the team’s recent six-game road trip. Price last pitched in Anaheim Saturday and was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) in five innings against the Angels.

Beyond the elbow injury, Price has found himself in the middle of controversy in recent weeks after he angrily confronted Red Sox color commentator Dennis Eckersley on a team charter from Boston to Toronto. Price was angry with Eckersley over the latter’s comments regarding Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, and later acknowledged that he was happy to “stick up for my teammates.’’