By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Red Sox left-hander David Price will not make his next start against the Yankees due to the lingering wrist problem that sent him to the injured list last month.
Price returned from the injured list on Sunday and threw just two innings in his outing against the Angels. Manager Alex Cora said the lefty felt tightness in his wrist after his bullpen session on Wednesday, leading to the decision to scratch him on Friday.
Alex Cora shares why David Price has been scratched from Friday start vs. Yankees (@jordansfurn) pic.twitter.com/pqglhu8OWQ— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) September 5, 2019
Testing in August revealed a cyst on Price’s throwing wrist.
The Red Sox will opt for a bullpen game in place of the former Cy Young award winner and also plan to employ the same strategy on Saturday. The Sox are currently carrying 21 pitchers and had 17 available arms in the bullpen on Wednesday due to the September roster expansion.
With just over three weeks to play in the regular season, it is unclear if Price will pitch again in 2019.
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