BOSTON — David Price’s surging start to the season came to a screeching halt when he left Wednesday’s game against the New York Yankees with what the Boston Red Sox described as a “left hand sensation.”
The team noted Price was being evaluated further and that his removal was done for precautionary reasons. He lasted just one inning.
Things visibly were out of sorts for Price from the moment he toed the rubber. He struggled mightily with command, throwing only 16 strikes on 35 pitches, and his troubles were apparent. He gave up a two-run triple to Giancarlo Stanton, and a two-run home run to Gary Sanchez. Ultimately, he allowed four runs on three hits with a strikeout and pair of walks.
Price missed a good portion of last season with left elbow inflammation but had been dominant through two starts this season. He was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA entering Wednesday.