David Price to Get Second Opinion on Elbow

"I'm getting a second opinion from Dr. Andrews".

According to Boston Globe beat writer Pete Abraham, Price got an MRI after dealing with arm soreness during this week at spring training. No surgery. No PRP or any injection of any kind.

Manager John Farrell described Price's discomfort as being of a "greater intensity" than previous times he's dealt with soreness. The lefty is a key cog for a Boston club that many believe has enough firepower to win the World Series, after a debut season with the Red Sox in which he went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA.

Now, it appears the Red Sox will still enjoy a good bit of pitching depth.

David Price began his has the number one overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Rays and he made the leap to the majors just one year later serving as a weapon out of the bullpen as the Rays marched through the playoffs. Much of that optimism centers on a star-studded starting rotation that features reigning Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello, ace newcomer Chris Sale and last year's prized free agent, David Price.

In the offseason, the Red Sox acquired another durable left-handed starter to strengthen the pitching rotation around Price, when they traded for 27-year-old Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, who led the American League in complete games in 2016 with six, while almost equalling Price with 226 2/3 innings pitched.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price (24) looks on from the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at JetBlue Park.

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