Yesterday it was reported that Red Sox pitcher David Price was going to seek second opinion in Indianapolis from Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, two of the top sports doctors in the world.
David Price has experienced some forearm tightness, he’s had an MRI, and he’s scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. That’s all three acts of the elbow horror movie, and there usually isn’t a twist ending. This usually doesn’t end with Andrews discovering the map to a lost continent in Price’s elbow. The next piece of news is almost always Tommy John surgery.
Here’s a list of players that recently got 2nd opinions from Dr. James Andrews; as you can see, James Andrews is the grim reaper:But there is some optimism and a possible bullet dodged for Price and the Red Sox. According to Pete Abraham, Price has improved from Wednesday to today and manager John Farrell is optimistic it’s not a serious issue
Farrell says MRI was inconclusive and that Price improved from Wed. to today. As reported earlier, he's optimistic it's not serious.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 2, 2017
This would be great news if Price were to dodge this bullet. If Price were to go down for the year, I don’t think it would make the Sox miss the post season or anything, but it would put them in very similar shape as last year.
If the Sox can go into this season with Sale, Price and Porcello, they are primed for a deep run. Price hasn’t had the best of success in the Post season, but that can change. Now that Price has a season in Boston under his belt, he can settle down and pitch without pressing. Having Chris Sale to lean on will certainly take a load off of him as well.
Let’s hope this report from Farrell is the case and Price just needs some time heal whatever is ailing his arm.