MLB: David Price has carpal tunnel syndrome

Red Sox starting pitcher David Price walks off the mound after turning the ball over to manager Alex Cora in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 3, 2018.
(Richard Rodriguez / Associated Press)

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was diagnosed Wednesday with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice experiencing numbness in his pitching hand this season.

“For me this is quote-unquote good news compared to anything else,” manager Alex Cora said.

Price was sent to Boston from New York on Tuesday for tests after experiencing numbness in his pitching hand during a bullpen session Sunday. He was forced from a game April 11 with the same symptoms after giving up four runs in the first inning, the shortest start of his career.

Cora described it as a “mild case of carpal tunnel” and said Price will rejoin the team Thursday. He’ll throw at Yankee Stadium, and then the team will re-evaluate his status.


Price is 2-4 with a 5.11 earned-run average.


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