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David Price to undergo wrist surgery


On Wednesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora revealed that left-hander David Price was going to be shut down for the remainder of the season with a cyst in his left wrist. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether Price would need to undergo an operation to treat the cyst, but another announcement on Sunday confirmed an upcoming procedure for the lefty.

Price, 34, isn’t expected to be on the shelf long and will likely make a complete recovery well in advance of spring training in 2020. According to MLB.com’s Ian Browne, the cyst removal will be performed by team physician Matt Liebman on Thursday, after which the club will have a better idea of his recovery timetable.

The veteran southpaw has been dealing with wrist issues since early August and hasn’t pitched in any consistent role since the end of the July. He’ll finish his 2019 campaign with a 7-5 record in 22 starts and a 4.28 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, 10.7 SO/9, and 2.4 fWAR through 107 1/3 innings.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

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The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.