|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||8/26/1985|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 215 lbs|
|Drafted||2007 - Rd 1|
Price will undergo surgery Tuesday to have a cyst removed from his left wrist, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Price was already ruled out for the season because of his wrist issue, and he won't waste any time getting it addressed. Price is expected to have a normal offseason after he recovers from the procedure, and he should be good to go when spring training rolls around.
Price, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, will visit a hand/wrist specialist, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
This suggests that surgery could be on the table for Price, as the Red Sox look to get him right for the 2020 season. After throwing over 220 innings annually from 2014-2016, Price has thrown just 358 combined MLB innings from 2017-2019 (averaging 119.1 innings per year). He is under contract through the 2022 season.
Manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that Price (wrist) will be shut down for the season, OMF on WEEI reports.
Cora indicated Tuesday that Price's season was likely over, but he went a step further Wednesday, and confirmed that Price will not pitch again in 2019. Price will end the season making 22 starts, going 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.31 WHIP -- his highest marks in those categories since 2009. It remains to be seen what the next step will be in his recovery, but that decision will be made with an eye on 2020.
Manager Alex Cora noted after Tuesday's 15-inning loss to the Giants that Price (wrist) will "most likely" be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Cora hinted prior to the series opener that things were likely trending in this direction for Price, but the skipper offered more definitive word on the matter while meeting with the media following the marathon loss. Price is slated to meet with the Red Sox's medical staff before a formal ruling on the southpaw's status is made, but with Boston nine and a half games off the pace for the American League's second wild-card spot, there's seemingly little to gain by having him ramp up again. The 34-year-old has been out since Sept. 1 with a cyst on his left wrist and hasn't progressed as anticipated after receiving a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain.
Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Price hasn't pitched since September first due to tightness in his wrist. He's set to meet with the Red Sox's coaching staff and front office Tuesday to determine whether or not it's worth him trying to get back on the mound before the end of the season.