Red Sox LHP Price scratched from 1st spring start

Ross Houston
March 3, 2017

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price will meet with renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews after dealing with discomfort in his forearm and elbow this Spring Training, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Red Sox left-hander David Price underwent an MRI after experiencing soreness in his elbow, as first reported by ESPN's Jim Bowden.

We will be waiting eagerly for updates to develop. Losing a pitcher like Price would be a significant blow for any pitching rotation, even the Red Sox collection of talented pitchers. There were high hopes that Price, along with Chris Sale and reigning Cy Young victor Rick Porcello, would form a three-headed monster at the front of Boston's rotation, but Thursday's news is troubling to say the least.

Price, 31, is due to earn $30 million this season, in Year 2 of the seven-year, $217 million contract he signed prior to the 2016 season.

Guanajuato state chief prosecutor Carlos Zamarripa announced via Twitter that Estrada had been located by state authorities and was "unharmed". He said the manager missed a scheduled news conference the following morning.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred had hoped for more radical pace-of-game changes, but the union did not agree to raising the bottom of the strike zone, pitch clocks or limits on trips to the mound.

Rule changes in place: Rays manager Kevin Cash said he didn't expect much impact from rule changes announced jointly by Major League Baseball and the players union, primarily making intentional walks pitchless and a placing a 30-second limit on deciding on a replay challenge. Adam Warren pitched three innings, allowing a run and one hit and striking out three.

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