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The pitcher was sent home and will undergo tests on the injury.
Rick Porcello, who was supposed to start Thursday’s game, will move up one spot and take Price’s place Wednesday.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, medical woes are nothing new for Price. The southpaw missed the first two months of the 2017 campaign with a left elbow strain, and he was sidelined again later in the year because of inflammation in the same elbow.
Through seven starts in his third season with the Red Sox, Boston’s $ 217 million man has gone 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 2.00 strikeout-to-walk rate. He allowed seven earned runs in 3.2 innings in his most recent start.
The American League East contenders have the depth to survive a short-term absence from Price, to be sure, but they’ll need him back at 100 percent if they want to maintain a grasp on the top spot in the division.