David Price to Get Second Opinion on Elbow

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the left-hander will not need surgery or an injection in his ailing left arm.

Manager John Farrell said the findings represented a best-case scenario for Price, who will rest and receive treatment for the next seven to 10 days.

The left-handed pitcher underwent an MRI exam Wednesday for soreness he was experiencing in his left elbow.

Price was supposed to make his first spring training start Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.

"If I felt the way that I felt (Friday) right now, it's probably something I wouldn't even mention or I wouldn't even say", said Price.

He did not do his best work for the Red Sox last season but still struck out 228 hitters and won 17 games.

The Boston Red Sox entered the year as favorites to win the American League in large part because of the three-headed monster atop their rotation: Chris Sale, Rick Porcello and David Price. Price said Andrews and ElAttrache also confirmed that the issue is the result of years of wear and tear rather than one overly strenuous pitch.

Mr. Price has experienced elbow and forearm soreness in previous spring trainings but expressed concern that the current pain is more intense than he is accustomed to. But Price warned that it might take longer than that and insisted he doesn't have a timetable for when he might resume throwing.

"They just happen to be set up in the same place in a very short time period, which would be convenient if we could get him in to see them", Dombrowski told reporters. Betts hit.318 with 31 homers and 113 RBIs last season and made his first All-Star team.

  • Julie Sanders