The Boston Red Sox have placed starter David Price on the injured list with elbow tendinitis. The move is retroactive to May 3.
A surprising move as Price pitched decently his last time out and pretty darn well his previous three starts before that. The Sox will no doubt talk more about this later today when the clubhouses open in Baltimore where they’re taking on the Orioles.
Price is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 42/10 in 36 innings in six starts.
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.
As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.
Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.