Red Sox Nation is holding its breath amid news that ace left-handed pitcher David Price will seek a second opinion on his throwing elbow. He would likely travel to Indianapolis for consultations.
"He's gone through some soreness in the forearm/elbow area in previous Spring Trainings, but this one has got a little bit more intensity to it", Farrell said.
Price experienced the discomfort in the arm after pitching a simulation game on Tuesday and got the MRI the next day, the Boston Globe reports. "To what extent, at this point, we'll have to wait until the doctors see him". Nonetheless, Price still managed to register a 17-9 record and 228 strikeouts against 50 walks over the course of an even 230 innings of work.
Price is waiting for results of an MRI taken on Wednesday.
The loss of Price for a significant amount of time could be a setback for the Red Sox.
Price is entering year two of a seven-year, $217 million contract this season.
Boston's rotation is expected to be one of the best in baseball with Price, A.L. Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello and the new addition of Chris Sale. NL MVP Kris Bryant called Ross the "early favorite" and manager Joe Maddon said this will be "the first time I'll ever watch that show".
Steven Wright, Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez are expected to round out the starting staff. Wright and Pomeranz were All-Stars in 2016, but both struggled with injuries in the second half.