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Friday, February 22, 2019

David Price having no issues with elbow, eager to start games again

David Price

David Price battled soreness in his pitching elbow throughout spring training last year and ended up missing the first two months of the season, but the left-hander insists he feels fine and is looking forward to resuming his role as a starter for the Red Sox in 2018.

With roughly a week remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Price said Tuesday that his elbow is where it needs to be.

Price has faced a ton of criticism since he signed a seven-year, $217 million contract prior to the 2016 season. His overall record with Boston is 23-12, and he has been nowhere near the ace the Red Sox were hoping he would be.

However, Price was downright dominant in a relief role in the postseason last year. While the Red Sox once again failed to advance past the ALDS, he was one of the lone bright spots for the team coming out of the bullpen. Obviously, that role was just temporary.

With new manager Alex Cora in place, Price is hoping for a fresh start. He has had some unfortunate incidents with the local media and former Red Sox players, but it’s not too late to repair his relationship with the city. All he has to do is pitch well as a starter.

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