All of New England can breathe a sigh of relief: It appears as though David Price is going to be OK.
The Red Sox lefty consulted with the noted Dr. James Andrews in Indianapolis on Friday, after he suffered discomfort in his left forearm after throwing 38 pitches in a start on Tuesday.
The fear was Price would be out an extended period of time, but according to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the injury just needs some rest. Price could be out as little as 7-10 days.
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Breaking: No surgery for #RedSox LHP David Price. Rest and medication. Farrell calls it best case scenario. 7-10 days off for him.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 3, 2017
Price himself seemed to make light of the situation, letting Red Sox nation know that he's headed back to Ft. Myers, the team's spring training home.
Indy is a little chilly right now so I'm gonna head back to fort myers! My 40 time was 4.11...ill let one of you name my island— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) March 3, 2017
As Abraham alluded to, this is a best-case scenario for Boston. The lefty is a key cog for a Boston club that many believe has enough firepower to win the World Series, after a debut season with the Red Sox in which he went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA. Boston's odds to win the World Series are currently 9-2 in Vegas, tied with the defending champion Cubs for the best mark
However it would been a scary proposition heading into the season without their ace, who just signed a seven-year, $217 million deal last off-season.
Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be a concern.