David Price has MRI, plans to see Dr. Andrews due to elbow soreness
FORT MYERS — David Price’s second year in Boston is off to a very concerning start.
Price is planning to visit with Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedic surgeon well known for performing Tommy John surgery, and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who operated on Tom Brady’s knee, to get a second opinion on his sore throwing elbow. Price first started feeling the soreness on Wednesday after throwing a simulated game on Tuesday.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Price had an MRI on Wednesday and the results were sent to Dr. Peter Asnis that night. But, according to Farrell, the doctor was in surgery all day and had yet to go over them as of Thursday morning.
Price has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday, when he was supposed to make his Grapefruit League debut.
“He came out of a sim game the other day with increased soreness, so we’re holding him out,” Farrell said. “He’s gone through some soreness in the forearm/elbow area in previous spring trainings, but this one has a little more intensity to it.”
Price reported feeling improvement on Thursday — “an encouraging sign,” Farrell said — but he left JetBlue Park before talking to reporters.
“We’re taking every precaution,” Farrell said. “We have a little history here with David, with what his progression through spring training has been. He’s battled this seemingly in every spring training. We…