Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throws a pitch in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field, 5/5/11.
In the midst of a Cy Young Award winning caliber season Rays starting pitcher David Price will be missing his start tomorrow against the Rangers due to shoulder soreness in his pitching arm. Price, who just turned twenty seven late last month, says he's never felt soreness in his shoulder before like he's currently enduring.
Tampa Bay Executive Vice-President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said, "We don't want to take any chances." "As of right now we're just anticipating him missing one start, and then lining up to start again in New York."
Freidman added, the Rays plan on checking on Price daily, and if the lefty is healthy, he won't miss his schedule workouts.
"I played catch today and I felt good, I plan on throwing a bullpen either Sunday or Monday," said Price.
The Rangers roughed up Price last time he faced them, allowing 10 hits and 6 earned in runs in his shortest outing since the All-Star break.
"My last start against Texas didn't go well at all and I wanted to get back out there especially at home," said Price.
The former first overall pick out of Vanderbilt, is tied for the American League lead in wins with 17, and has struck out 175 batters in 182 innings pitched in 27 games this season.
"This is the first start I've missed in my big league career, I'm disappointed especially when it comes against a team like Texas," said Price.
The Rays entered their three game series with Texas on Friday night, only two games behind the Orioles for first place within the division.