Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price was scheduled to take the hill on Wednesday for the second game of Boston’s series against the New York Yankees. As it turns out, though, that start will not happen.
Price was scratched from Wednesday’s start with hand numbness.
David Price scratched tomorrow. Sent back to Boston with symptoms of the hand numbness he had earlier in the season. Porcello starts tomorrow, Rodriguez on Thursday. Price had a bullpen session on Sunday that was halted.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 8, 2018
The good news is that when Price dealt with hand numbness earlier in the season, he appeared to get over it pretty quickly.
Unfortunately, it’s never a good thing to see a player deal with the same symptoms twice in less than a month. Given cold weather that much of the country dealt with during the early weeks of the 2018 season, a numb hand didn’t seem like such a big deal then. But if it’s coming back in the warmer weather, it’s a little harder to ignore.
Price has had an up and down start to the season. He has a 2-4 record, a 5.11 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 37 innings over seven starts.