Red Sox's Price may skip start due to elbow issues

Beth Cruz
July 29, 2017

Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher David Price, sidelined for the first two months of the season, was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Friday with an inflamed left elbow. Johnson could potentially receive multiple starts depending on how much time Price might miss, although if it's a long-term injury Boston figures to seek help outside the organization. Price has made 46 starts for the Red Sox and is 22-12 with a 3.95 ERA. The current edition of the team has been criticized for being too thin-skinned, and Pedroia leading the applause when Price ripped Eckersely will do nothing to cool that talk.

Price also made headlines in early June when he yelled at reporters after an 8-0 loss to the New York Yankees. Price has the ability to opt-out of his contract following the 2018 season, but with each new elbow flare-up, the chances he plays out all seven years in Boston increase exponentially.

It's been a rocky season for Price on the injury front, and the latest ailment only stands to complicate matters. The former Cy Young victor has a 3.95 ERA (3.69 FIP) since signing with the Red Sox in December 2014, and Red Sox fans seem awfully displeased with their team's highly paid lefty.

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