The Red Sox are looking outside the organization for additional starting pitching depth and have been doing that for some time, manager John Farrell said on Monday morning.

Farrell echoed statements made by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski earlier in spring training, when Dombrowski said he had a difficult time luring veteran starters on minor league deals when the Red Sox rotation was so loaded at the top.

But with David Price still on the sidelines with an elbow strain and Drew Pomeranz now dealing with triceps tightness — while already behind thanks to a stem-cell shot he had in the offseason — the rotation is looking less mighty.

Asked if the Sox have begun looking for additional starting depth, Farrell said, “That’s ongoing.”

“Our efforts haven’t picked up just because of recent developments,” he said. “It’s always been there. It focuses back on those guys who have just been sent out of camp and getting them to the point of being more consistent. Henry Owens and Brian Johnson, those two guys in particular, because they’re healthy and they’re capable. They’re not dealing with physical ailments. We’ve got to make them consistent to be more readily available depth pitching. That’s why Kyle Kendrick’s presence here has become more important by the day.”

Kendrick, the 32-year-old who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2015, is starting for the Sox today against the Orioles. He’s thrown 18 innings with a 1.50 ERA while opponents are batting just .188 off him this spring, but spring training stats can’t be weighted too heavily.

Farrell said he wished he had another Kendrick-type to add depth to the rotation.