David Price is having a tough time as his stint with the Boston Red Sox rolls on. But again, it all comes back to injuries. And on Tuesday, the Red Sox would scratch Price from his start as the lefty keeps experiencing numbness in his pitching hand. Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports:
“David Price sent home. Scratched from tomorrow’s start. The numbness in his hand has come back. Getting tested. Rick Porcello pitching instead.”
Meanwhile, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe adds:
“Price has been scratched from Wednesday start. Cora: ‘He had the same symptoms that he had before (in a Sunday bullpen). … The hand. The numbness.’ He’s back in Boston for an MRI/tests. Sox expect an update after tonight’s game. TBD if he goes on DL.”
This isn’t good for a number of reasons, of course. But the main one continues to be Price’s health. The man cannot seem to catch a break with his body. And it’s only getting worse as his career rolls on. In the meantime, when can we expect an update? Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald provides the answer:
“He’s back in Boston for tests. Unclear if he’ll be going on DL. Medical update expected tonight after game. Porcello pitches Wednesday, Rodriguez Thursday.”
Price would start his season off with two great starts, allowing zero runs while striking out 10 batters over 14 innings. But it’s been all downhill since, with Price allowing 24 runs (21 earned) over his next 23 innings. In his third season with Boston, his numbers look like this: 5.11 ERA, 4.30 FIP, 5.95.
But more than that, his health is becoming even more and more of a concern.