Boston pitcher David Price on IL because of cyst on wrist
Boston left-hander David Price was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday after an MRI exam revealed a cyst on his left wrist.
Price, who is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA this season, received a cortisone shot in the wrist Wednesday.
“The hope is for him to come (back) sooner rather than later, but we don’t have a timetable,” manager Alex Cora said. “We’ll make sure he’s OK, and we’ll go from there.”
Cora noted that the cyst, classified as a TFCC cyst, was not cancerous or related to any other serious illness.
Price last pitched Sunday, against the Yankees, after being reinstated from paternity leave. He allowed seven runs and nine hits in 2 ⅔ innings in New York, falling to 0-4 with a 10.59 ERA in his past four starts.
Cora said Price told him after the game that he “didn’t feel 100 percent” and “felt tight.”
“His last three or four (starts), as far as the location and the action of the pitches, it wasn’t there,” Cora said. “Regardless if he’s throwing 87 or 95 (mph), precision and strikes is his game.”
Price missed 14 games this season with left elbow tendinitis and was bothered by elbow inflammation during the 2017 season.
Cruz hurting: Minnesota designated hitter Nelson Cruz strained his left wrist after a swing and a miss at a pitch from Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger and left the game between the teams Thursday.
Cruz grimaced immediately after the swing. After a brief evaluation of the affected area, he was taken out for C.J. Cron, who swung and missed at one pitch to complete a strikeout that was charged to Cruz.
The Twins said Cruz’s status is day to day. He missed 15 games this year because of a strained left wrist.
Cruz has hit 16 of his 32 home runs this season in the 26 games since the All-Star break.
Injury report: The Padres placed left-hander Adrian Morejon on the IL because of a shoulder injury and activated left-hander Jose Castillo. ... Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney, sidelined because of shoulder inflammation, will be activated Saturday for a start against the Red Sox. ... The Phillies activated outfielder Jay Bruce from the IL. ... Atlanta outfielder Austin Riley will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday to determine if Riley needs surgery to repair a partially torn knee ligament.
Briefly: The Tigers promoted former A’s right-hander Edwin Jackson from Triple-A Toledo to start against the Royals on Friday. ... The Mets signed reliever Brad Brach, who was released by the Cubs on Monday.