Jed Lowrie

Boston ace Price likely to miss opener, Rockies' Murphy out

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow.

Starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has not yet appeared in an exhibition game.

"I think at this point, yeah, it would be hard to see him ready to go at the start of the season," manager John Farrell said Tuesday at Boston's camp in Fort Myers, Florida. "We really won't have any kind of idea until he gets on the mound the first time and right now, I don't know when that's going to be."

The AL East champions had hoped for a formidable rotation headed by Price, Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello...