ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Early in the third inning Wednesday, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price was presented another obstacle in a season of many for him, another strange turn that will test his resilience in what is already an uncommon year for the ace.
Adversity presents a number of possible outcomes, ranging from the positive to negative and points in between. And once again, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winners resolve will be stretched in the coming days after new drama this time because of left triceps tightness that leaves his next start in doubt.
Its hard to tell whats to follow. Following his teams 9-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field, Rays manager Joe Maddon said results from an MRI looked positive and that Price will be re-evaluated Thursday. Meanwhile, Price smiled as he said, Im not, no, when asked if he had ruled out making his next scheduled appearance, set for Monday in Toronto.
This is something I take pride in, being available ...