Boston Red Sox

May 2, 2019; Chicago, IL: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price prepares to pitch during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. (Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt McCarthy,

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.

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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