Red Sox: David Price undergoes MRI for elbow soreness
Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher David price underwent an MRI after he experienced left elbow soreness.
If Price is injured long-term, this is about the worst thing that could have happened for the Red Sox. The strength at the top of their rotation has been taken for granted thus far, with the majority of attention directed towards filling the final two spots.
After Price pitched in a simulated game Tuesday, manager John Farrell told NESN’s Tom Caron that Price experienced left elbow soreness and would be undergoing a precautionary MRI. If Red Sox fans weren’t holding their breath already, he’s also expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews – the notorious Tommy John Surgery expert – to review the results of his screening.
Going into the second year of his seven-year $217 million contract, Price was slated to start his first game of the spring on Sunday. He’s since been scratched from the lineup.
Price led the American League in innings pitched last season, though his overall numbers were disappointing. As one-third of the Red Sox three-headed monster atop the rotation, he is expected to play a big part in the team’s success this season. In an interview with USA Today, he even predicted the “best season of his career.”
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We will be waiting eagerly for updates to develop.