David Price appears to have dodged a major bullet. The lefty expects to be fine to make his next start for the Boston Red Sox after exiting Wednesday’s 14-6 win over the Marlins.
Price had to leave the game following the bottom of the third inning after taking a line drive off the front of his left wrist. He was able to recover and beat the runner to first base to make the final out of the inning, anyway. X-rays came back negative on his wrist after he left for tests.
Hector Velasquez and three other Red Sox pitchers combined to pitch the final six innings of the game, in which Boston scored 11 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Emerging later in the dugout with a brace on his wrist, Price looked to be dealing with a potentially damaging injury. But he told reporters after the game that he expects his wrist to be 100 percent so he can pitch his next start, which is on track to be on Labor Day against the Atlanta Braves.
“I’m hitting Monday, so I’ll be ready,” Price said.
Manager Alex Cora also sounded confident that Price’s wrist will be fine.
“We expect him to pitch [his next start],” said Cora. “I do believe that’s going to happen.”
Price allowed three runs in three innings prior to departing from Wednesday’s game. He’s 14-6 on the season and his ERA still sits at 3.60.
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