by John Aubin | Mon, Jul 13th 3:57am EDT
Brian Johnson tossed three innings in an intrasquad game Sunday, throwing 38 pitches (24 strikes), Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
With Eduardo Rodriguez unlikely for the start of the season due to testing positive for COVID-19, the Red Sox have only three starters set for the rotation in Nathan Eovaldi, Martín Pérez, and Ryan Weber. That leaves an opening for Johnson to move into the fourth or fifth spot. If the veteran lefty doesn't earn a starting job then look for him to work out of the bullpen.