Red Sox

Price sharp in first bullpen appearance

(Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Price hadn’t pitched in a game setting in almost two months and hadn’t pitched out of the bullpen during the regular season in seven years.

But you wouldn’t have known it from his outing Sunday.

Price, who was moved to the bullpen last week as the Red Sox activated him from the disabled list, pitched two perfect innings in the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay, showing good velocity, a nice mix of his secondary pitches and pinpoint command.