David Price, who didn't pitch in this week's series against the Yankees because of numbness in his pitching hand that was diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, said Thursday he would cut down on playing video games as a result.
It started Wednesday, after Price was scratched from a start against the Yankees with hand soreness, when a reporter asked Red Sox manager Alex Cora whether Fortnite had contributed to Price's issues.
"Let's say we get back at 11 p.m. from a game, we'll play until 1:00 a.m., 1:30 a.m., 2:00 a.m. depending on what time our game is the next day", Price said.More news: WB rejects reports Nawaz laundered money to India
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Price is averaging 23.5 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models now project him to record a 4.13 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 90 strikeouts and 32 walks in 95 2/3 innings over the remainder of the year. McCaffrey quoted Price as saying that he and some teammates regularly play the popular game for hours at a time, and adding, "You can lose track of time whenever you're playing it". "I've always played it with my teammates, during the offseason, at the field, at the hotel. That's kind of my generation, that's what we do", he said. "It's about repetition and I don't know, you throw bullpens, you throw off of flatground, you throw games, you make adjustments with pitches, I don't know". His condition will be treated with dry needles, similar to acupuncture. If I need to shut down video games and pick up a new hobby, then so be it. After a full slate of tests by team doctors in Boston this week, the Sox cleared Price to get back to work.
"No, I dominated in Oakland", he said. "He has to be honest with us, and we will take care of him".
"I don't think it's going to go away in its entirety", he said.