David Price diagnosed with mild carpal tunnel, Red Sox relieved

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But Cora would not rule out the lefty needing a stint on the 10-day disabled list before returning to the Red Sox rotation.

However Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price is likely going to miss his start against the Yankees due to a case of mild carpal tunnel syndrome. He and bullpen catcher Mike Brenly gave each other a quick hug after Price threw his final pitch.

Price is set to start Saturday at Toronto. Boston needs a starter for Saturday.

It seems extremely silly to me when reporters decide they are doctors and can diagnose injuries, and doubly silly that it leads to guy not being able to play a game he enjoys. "But I do not think that's the cause". "Those are probably the two I expected to not have the good feel because those are the pitches you really have to put concentrate on putting a lot of pressure on the baseball".

Price addressed the buzz saying he "won't be playing at the field". He will be treated with a procedure similar to acupuncture and hopes to avoid surgery. There are steps we would take, yes.

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He says of video games: "If that was the cause of the problem, it started back in 1997 when I got my first PlayStation when I was 12 years old". Managers deny the link between the injury and Price's mobile gaming.

"I don't think it's going to go away in its entirety", he said. He also revealed that he underwent extensive medical tests and has been told his elbow and forearm are in "pristine" condition.

He left an April 11 start against the Yankees at Fenway Park after one inning because of a tingling sensation in his left hand, but said that was a different issue caused by a frosty night.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.