BOSTON (WHDH) - The Boston Red Sox reportedly have “serious concern” after ace pitcher David Price was scratched from a spring training start due to soreness in his throwing arm.
The team scratched Price from a scheduled start Sunday due to left elbow soreness. ESPN’s Jim Bowden reported that the injury is more extensive than it had been in the past, saying that Price could be a candidate for Tommy John Surgery.
If Price is forced to undergo the procedure, he would likely miss the entire 2017 season.
The former Cy Young Award winner signed a seven-year deal worth $217 million last winter.
Price underwent an MRI and will seek a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews.
Manager John Farrell confirmed in a radio interview Thursday that Price was indeed experiencing soreness in his forearm and elbow area.
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