Josh Taylor Takes Another Important Step in Injury Rehab

Adam Taylor McKillop
Boston Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor takes another important step in his injury rehab.
Boston Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor takes another important step in his injury rehab. / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

After another successful campaign last year, Boston Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor started his 2021 campaign off on the wrong foot. He began the year on the 10-day Injured List thanks to a back issue throughout camp.

Fortunately, Taylor will take an important step in his injury rehab on Sunday.

Josh Taylor Injury Update

Red Sox News

Red Sox insider Julian McWilliams reported Taylor will pitch one inning with Triple-A Worcester. He has yet to throw in a live game up to this point, but threw live batting practice on Thursday.

Taylor put together a pair of stellar years in 2019 and 2021. The lefty reliever tossed 47.1 innings back in 2019, to the tune of a 3.02 ERA and 8 games finished. Taylor also compiled a 3.40 ERA and 2.83 FIP in 47.2 innings of work last year, including 12 games finished and one save.

It's still unclear the exact timetable for Taylor's return, but he's on the right track. Reports suggest manager Alex Cora wants his lefty bullpen arm to throw five or six rehab appearances before calling him back up.

The Red Sox are off to a 3-4 start. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB Odds show Boston at +2500 to win the 2022 World Series.

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