David Price suffers triceps injury, next start in jeopardy

  • David Whitlock

Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays LHP David Price suffered triceps tightness on his throwing arm in the third inning of Wednesday’s game, a major blow to a team struggling to hang on the back of the pack of a competitive AL East.  The reigning Cy Young Award winner has been off to a tough start at 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA.  For reference, Price was 20-5 with a 2.54 ERA last season.  Price walked off the field holding his left arm, according to Bill Chastain of MLB.com.

The Rays move to 20-19 after Price’s loss to the Boston Red Sox, but are in fourth place behind a New York Yankees team getting healthier by the week, and talented Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox teams who don’t figure to fade this summer.  They can’t afford to lose their ace for any extended period of time.

It’s unclear the extent of the injury, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Rays), his next start is likely to be skipped

-David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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