Taylor allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over one inning in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
The Red Sox had fallen behind 4-0 after two innings, but they managed to claw their way back to 4-3 in the eighth before Taylor was summoned from the bullpen. The left-hander allowed Toronto to tack on a pair of insurance runs, scuttling Boston's attempted comeback. Taylor was a pivotal reliever in 2019 before throwing just 7.1 innings in 2020, a season impacted by a bout with COVID-19. He's off to tough start in 2021, allowing eight runs on 15 hits and five walks over 6.2 innings (10.80 ERA). Taylor is one of two left-handers in Boston's bullpen -- Darwinzon Hernandez is the other -- but he has options left and could end up at Triple-A Worcester if this caliber of work continues.