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Red Sox’s Price struck by liner on wrist; X-rays negative

Red Sox’s Price struck by liner on wrist; X-rays negative

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price left his start against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday after sustaining a left wrist contusion when he was struck by a line drive.

The Red Sox announced X-rays on Price’s wrist were negative and that he would undergo further testing.

Price was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Marlins left fielder Austin Dean to end the third inning. He got the out at first on the play but immediately went to the clubhouse and did not return for the top of the fourth.

“I’m just taking it day by day, see where it’s at tomorrow,” Price told reporters postgame. “If it feels good enough to put a ball in it, we’ll do it. If not, we’ll just take it day by day.”

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said afterward that he hopes Price will be able to pitch again soon, though he wouldn’t say if that means the southpaw’s next scheduled start in Atlanta on Monday.

“He’s OK, the X-ray’s negative, obviously a little sore,” Cora said. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow and go from there.”

Price allowed three runs on five hits in the outing, striking out three. Hector Velazquez took the mound in his place with the Red Sox trailing 3-2.

Boston went on to win the game, 14-6.

Price, who turned 33 on Sunday, is 14-6 with a 3.60 ERA in 26 starts this season. The Red Sox currently have fellow southpaw starters Chris Sale (shoulder) and Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle) on the disabled list, along with knuckleballer Steven Wright (knee).

–Field Level Media

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