Price (4-4) earned the win Thursday with a complete game, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out eight without a walk against the Orioles. His line would've been prettier had he not allowed a two-run home run to Manny Machado with two outs in the ninth inning, but the blast was not enough to ruin Price's second straight strong effort, completed in a tidy 95 pitches. The left-hander recently admitted to a bout with carpal tunnel syndrome, but regardless of the truth behind reports of him being addicted to the video game Fortnite, his recent form should rebuild the trust of his fantasy shareholders. He's next scheduled for a road clash with the Rays, his first major-league organization.
Price (3-4) picked up the win Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks across six innings. He struck out six. This was an encouraging outing from Price after the southpaw was scratched from his previous start due to numbness in his hand that was later diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. He didn't seem to have any issues with his hand Saturday, as the veteran tossed 93 pitches -- the second most he's thrown in a start this season -- while averaging 93.3 mph with his two-seamer, which is above his season average. Price now owns a 4.89 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 38:19 K:BB through eight starts (42.1 innings) this season. He'll look to build off Saturday's strong outing in his next start, which will come at home against the Orioles.
Price (hand) will take the mound against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. As expected, Price is listed as the starting pitcher for Saturday's game after missing his previous start while dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. Over seven starts this year, he's logged a 5.11 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with a 32:16 K:BB in 37 innings.
Price (hand) is scheduled to start Saturday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Price was scratched from his start Wednesday with what was eventually diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. He's expected to be good to go Saturday, though he remains both an injury risk and a performance risk. The veteran southpaw has a disappointing 5.11 ERA through his first seven starts. A 61.2 percent left on base rate suggests that bad luck has played at least a small part in his struggles, but he's also seen his strikeout and walk rates trend in the wrong direction. His 20.1 percent strikeout rate is his lowest since 2009, while his 10.1 percent walk rate is the highest of his career.
Manager Alex Cora said Price (hand) was diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, which prohibited him from making Wednesday's start. Price will throw a bullpen session Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports. Price was officially scratched from Wednesday's start prior to Tuesday's game against the Yankees after experiencing numbness in his hand for the second time this season. There should be an update on Price's status following Thursday's bullpen session. If all goes well, it seems likely that he will not require a stint on the disabled list.