Red Sox nation can breathe a sigh of relief for now. David Price had recently felt discomfort in his elbow which lead to the All-Star pitcher to get an MRI on Wednesday. Price traveled to Indy yesterday to meet with Dr. James Andrews to see if any there was any further issues with his elbow. Turns out he’s fine and won’t need the dreaded Tommy John surgery. But I wouldn’t get my hopes all the way up at the moment. Last season Carson Smith dealt with the same situation, he was asked to take several days off to rest his arm from pitching activities during spring training. Fast forward to May we only saw Smith pitch 2 innings before his elbow started to act up again, opting for Tommy John surgery.
The bottom line is let’s hope Price is healthy by the time the season starts, and let’s hope we won’t see him shut it down one month into the season. This pitching staff will be loaded with a healthy Price in the rotation. It’s World Series or bust this year…take it away Big Papi! (He’s coming back mid season book it)