David Price to have wrist surgery

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By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

Red Sox left-hander David Price will undergo wrist surgery to remove the cyst that forced the end of his 2019 season.

Manager Alex Cora made the announcement Sunday, saying that Price will have the procedure on Thursday in Boston. The recovery is not expected to be lengthy and the team fully expects Price to have a normal offseason and to be ready for spring training.

Price pitched just two innings after testing revealed the cyst in early August.

The lefty went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA over 107 1/3 innings in 2019. He made 22 starts.

The 34-year-old is set to enter the fifth year of the seven-year contract he signed with the Red Sox before the 2016 season.

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