Thursday, March 2, 2017

John Farrell On David Price's Elbow: "We're Concerned"

(AP Photo)
"We’re concerned." Two words that strike mortal fear into the hearts of Red Sox fans everywhere. It's manager John Farrell's candid assessment of David Price's elbow 'soreness'. The lefty has had similar issues in the past—as is hurriedly pointed out by President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski—but not as severe as this problem. Just a little over a year after Price inked a seven-year, $217 million contract, he may now be facing year-ending Tommy John surgery. Many people forget that he hurled 230 innings last year—and made 35 starts. He was his typical workhorse self. Now, the contributions of Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright become necessary and critical. And, there may be a need to call on other arms like Henry Owens, Kyle Kendrick, or the newly-acquired Hector Velazquez. Where are you, Clay Buchholz? Oh yeah, Philly.