FT. MYERS – (Wire Service Report) – Boston Red Sox veteran left-hander David Price underwent an MRI on his pitching elbow and forearm and plans to get a second opinion, manager John Farrell said on Thursday morning. Price, who is entering the second season of a seven-year, $217 million contract, experienced pain in his forearm on Tuesday, two days removed from pitching in a two-inning simulated game. Farrell said that the 31-year-old Price will visit noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
“We’re concerned,” Farrell said on Thursday. “We’re taking every precaution. … He feels improved today over yesterday, so that’s an encouraging sign.
But still, we have to take every step along the way to get our arms around this in its entirety.”
Price was scheduled to make his first spring training start Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, but has been scratched.
Price posted a 17-9 mark with a 3.99 ERA last season and finished fourth in the American League with 228 strikeouts. He also allowed a career-high 30 homers and led the AL in innings pitched (230) in his first season with Boston