Red Sox starter David Price was cratched from Tuesday’s start against the Yankees due to numbness in his fingers. He was shortly thereafter diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Price expects to start on Saturday in Toronto against the Blue Jays, MLB.com’s Ian Browne reports. Refuting other speculation, Price also said he had tests on his elbow and shoulder which both came up “pristine.”
Price, 32, has struggled so far this season. In seven starts spanning 37 innings, the lefty owns a 5.11 ERA with a 32/16 K/BB ratio. He’s in the third year of his seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox.
Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.
Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.
The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.