BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander David Price says he’s feeling higher, simply days after getting a cortisone shot to deal with a cyst in his left wrist.
“First time I’ve had an injection like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours,” the 33-year-old mentioned Saturday earlier than Boston’s sport with the Los Angeles Angels. “But yesterday it started feeling a lot better.”
Price was positioned on the injured listing on Thursday after an MRI revealed the cyst. Price is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA over 21 begins this season.
He mentioned the discomfort in his wrist began “about three or four starts ago” and was affecting his hand power and skill to execute his pitches — notably his cutter and change-up. It brought on pitches to come back out of his hand a few split-second too early, he mentioned.
“It’s been a struggle,” Price mentioned. “Very tight. Not being able to take my wrist backward. That makes it tough. We handled it four days ago. The last few days have been a lot better.”
Price’s hope is the shot will dissolve the cyst. He couldn’t rule out the opportunity of having minor surgical procedure within the offseason, if the signs return.
“The shot can take care of things,” he mentioned. “We injected straight into the cyst. So hopefully that blows it up and it doesn’t come back. But, if not, it is something we could have cut out. That wouldn’t be a very long recovery process.”
Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora believes the calendar will give the Red Sox just a little reduction whereas Price recovers and earlier than they finalize a plan for his or her pitching workers for the stretch run of the season.
Boston’s collection finale with the Angels is Sunday. After a three-game collection at Cleveland, the Red Sox have an off day earlier than opening a three-game house collection with Baltimore subsequent Friday. That is adopted by three straight interleague collection.
“David, it might take a while now, but when he’s fine it’s a sprint,” Cora mentioned. “He’s shown before it doesn’t take that much for him to get back.”
Price will begin tossing a ball within the subsequent two days and take it from there, Cora mentioned.
“We better be ready because as soon as his wrist feels better, I know he’s going to push to start throwing and performing,” Cora mentioned. “We just got to make sure we make the right decisions and schedule him the right way.”