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Red Sox pitcher Price scratched from Yankees clash due to hand problem

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed David Price's absence for the midweek showdown in New York York.

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News 09 May 2018, 05:51 IST
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Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is experiencing a reoccurrence of numbness in his pitching hand and will miss Wednesday's clash against MLB rivals the New York Yankees.

Price left his start against the Yankees in the first inning on April 11 after dealing with the same sort of numbing sensation in his hand.

The five-time All-Star and 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner said at the time he experienced no pain and blamed the lack of feeling in his fingertips on a particularly cold night in Boston.

But Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the 32-year-old pitcher will not be available midweek.

"I talked to him on Sunday and I told him, I said, 'Man, your health is more important than just a start or two starts right now. Let's make sure you know what's going on'," Cora told reporters on Tuesday.

"Hey, maybe there's nothing and he'll come back, throw a bullpen and he'll pitch over the weekend or whenever he pitches, but we have to make sure we know what's going on."

Price, who was plagued by an elbow issue last season, has not missed a start since the unknown ailment but has struggled with his control, posting a 6.52 ERA with 11 walks in his last four starts. 

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