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Red Sox pitcher David Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel

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Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox received some tremendous news on the David Price’ injury front Wednesday. According to manager Alex Cora, Price has been diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel after being scratched from his previous start with numbness in his pitching hand.

Given what the injury could have been, Price and the Sox dodged a major bullet here. Despite the fact that a stint on the DL is still a possibility, Price’s injury likely isn’t of the long-term variety.

In the midst of his third season with the Red Sox after signing a seven-year, $217 million deal back in 2015, the 32-year-old Price is pitching to a 5.11 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in seven starts. This injury is likely one of the primary reasons for his struggles.