David Price has experienced some elbow soreness

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David Price played some long toss this morning and is scheduled to throw off a mound again tomorrow, but Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters today that Price has been experiencing some soreness around his left elbow. It apparently did not impact his throwing today, however. It was merely being noted.

The Red Sox still don’t have a set timetable for Price’s return. As it was, he wasn’t expected to return until May at the earliest. It’s not clear if the soreness is going to impact that.

Price, 31, is in the second year of a seven-year, $217 million contract signed with the Red Sox in December 2015. In his first season he finished with a 3.99 ERA in 35 starts.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons — the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical.