James Schmehl of MLive.com reports that Tigers starter David Price will have his next start pushed back from Thursday to Saturday. Anibal Sanchez will have his start moved up one day to Thursday but will be on normal rest as the Tigers have Monday off.
Price suffered a strained hamstring during Friday’s win against the Royals. He stepped on a bat while covering home plate on an Alex Gordon RBI single.
Price, 29, has a 3.30 ERA with a 33/10 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings across seven starts this season.
Among several transactions made on Sunday, the Angels announced that pitcher Matt Harvey has been released. The right-hander was designated for assignment on Friday.
Harvey, 30, was hoping to bounce back with the Angels after signing a one-year, $11 million contract in December. It didn’t work out. In 12 starts spanning 59 2/3 innings, Harvey allowed 47 earned runs on 63 hits and 29 walks with 39 strikeouts. Harvey missed time between May 24 and July 12 with an upper back injury.
Since his 2015 campaign with the Mets, after recovering from Tommy John surgery, Harvey has a 5.65 ERA in exactly 400 innings. Given his age, he could still find an opportunity with another team short on pitching depth, but he is running out of leash, as they say.