Red Sox lefty David Price will not need surgery after injury scare
Boston can breathe a sigh of relief: It appears David Price is going to be OK.
The Red Sox lefty, who suffered discomfort in his left forearm after throwing 38 pitches in a start on Tuesday, will not need surgery as initially feared.
Boston manager John Farrell announced on Friday that Price instead will return to Fort Meyers, Florida, to start a medication program.
Price will then be re-evaluated after 7 to 10 days.
Breaking: No surgery for #RedSox LHP David Price. Rest and medication. Farrell calls it best case scenario. 7-10 days off for him.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 3, 2017
Price himself seemed to make light of the situation, letting Red Sox nation know that he’s headed back to Ft. Myers, the team’s spring training home.
Indy is a little chilly right now so I'm gonna head back to fort myers! My 40 time was 4.11…ill let one of you name my island
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) March 3, 2017
This is a best-case scenario for Boston, as Price is a key cog for a Boston club that is hoping to make it to the World Series this season. The 31-year-old went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA in his debut season with the Red Sox. Boston’s odds to win the World Series are currently 9-2 in Vegas, tied with the defending champion Cubs for the best mark.
Price is in the second season of his seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox.