Red Sox left-hander David Price underwent an MRI after experiencing soreness in his elbow, as first reported by ESPN’s Jim Bowden. The club has already scheduled a second opinion for Price, whose soreness is worse than it has been in past spring trainings.
Price has experienced a similar kind of soreness in springs past, but never to this intensity. “We’re concerned,” Farrell said.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) March 2, 2017
Price’s second opinion will be with either Dr. James Andrews or Dr. Neal El Attrache, the two leading elbow specialists in baseball, and will likely determine whether the southpaw requires Tommy John surgery or not. While there has been no word yet on if the injury has to do at all with the ulnar collateral ligament, MRIs during spring training usually are associated with a concern for that worst-case scenario.
Price is entering his second season with the Red Sox after signing a seven-year contract with the club after the 2015 season. He was expected to be part of a three-headed rotation monster with Rick Porcello and Chris Sale, the latter of whom was acquired in a blockbuster deal with the White Sox last December.