Found March 09, 2012 on The Last Angry Fan:
We have our first entry into oddest spring training injury, thanks to Tampa Bay lefthander David Price, who suffered minor neck spasms after toweling himself off too hard. You can’t make this stuff up people. Price left the Rays spring game after pitching two complete innings, even though he was scheduled for three, after his bout of vigorous toweling left him unable to continue, not so much out of pain or discomfort, but as more of a precaution. Said Price… “I was just drying my head off in between innings,” he said. “It’s happened to me two times before. The towel just catches the back of my head and it pulls my neck forward. I just felt it a little bit in back of my neck and just wanted to be cautious with it. … It’s spasms, there’s a little pop and it just spasms up and gets a little tight.”  “I’ll get a good night’s sleep tonight and I should be all right tomorrow,” he said. “I pull it over my head and I pull it forward and I guess it just catches like the back o

David Price left today’s spring training game because he toweled off too hard

We thoroughly enjoyed writing that title. And we will also thoroughly enjoy explaining the story behind that title.So Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price had just finished his second inning of work in today’s spring training game when he was abruptly pulled.  This alarmed the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin who wrote:“BREAKING: There was something to LHP David Price’s departure...

David Price injured while toweling off

The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher is suffering neck spasms as a result of a mishap that occurred when he was using a towel to wipe off his neck.

Towel takes down David Price

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price has officially taken the lead for strangest non-baseball injury this Spring. The southpaw injured his neck while towel drying his head between innings of his start against the Tigers. Yep, something we all do everyday. If that isn’t odd enough for ya, maybe this will be; it was his third time doing it in a year. “I was drying my head...

Teammates do not hurt David Price as much as Towels

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Rays P Price has start cut short by neck spasms

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price had his start curtailed Thursday due to minor neck spasms. Price had worked a pair of scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out one and walking one. He was scheduled to pitch a third inning but the neck issue scuttled those plans. The 26-year-old Price went 12-13 with a 3.49 ERA in 34 starts last season.

David Price injuring his neck with a towel is the Bad Spring Training Decision of the Day

Freak injuries happen.  For some reason they seem to happen a lot in baseball.  Take for example Yankee reliever David Robertson who may now be out for several weeks after spraining his foot carrying boxes, empty boxes, down some stairs.  He probably could've been more careful, but really, who expects to get hurt carrying empty boxes.  It couldn't have been prevented...

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Tigers 8, Rays 1

Doug Fister pitched three scoreless innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-1 win Thursday over a Tampa Bay Rays split squad that lost David Price to an injury. Price left the game with minor neck spasms after the left-hander pitched two scoreless innings for the Rays in his second spring start, giving up three hits with a walk and a strikeout...

Where will Johnny Damon play this season?

On Thursday Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette denied rumors the team was planing on signing veteran outfielder Johnny Damon. Via Asked if Baltimore was going to sign Damon, Duquette laughed and said, “I don’t think so. I already signed Damon when he was 28.” Duquette added he’d prefer to sign the 28-year-old version of Damon, and while he is a big fan of the outfielder...

Cobb keeps compusre in Rays' tie with O's

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was taken to a hospital after he was hit in the left side of the head by a fastball from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb in the first inning of a 3-3, 10-inning tie on Friday. Reimold, batting fifth in the lineup, immediately dropped to the ground and was face-down for several minutes while a hushed crowd...

O's Reimold hit in head by pitch from Rays' Cobb

Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was taken to a hospital after he was hit in the left side of the head by a fastball from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb in the first inning of a 3-3, 10-inning tie on Friday. Reimold, batting fifth in the lineup, immediately dropped to the ground and was face-down for several minutes while a hushed crowd watched nervously as Orioles...

Joe Maddon will shave his head for charity

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The Lineup Card: 10 Choices for 2012 Declines by Baseball Prospectus

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Yankees Reliever David Robertson Hurts Foot After Falling While Carrying Empty Boxes

Another crazy AL East injury to start the 2012 season. Rays ace David Price injured himself by toweling off between innings. Now, Yankees setup man David Robertson is sidelined thanks to carrying some empty boxes and falling down some stairs at his spring training home, according to Robertson has a sprained right foot and could miss some time, even though the X-ray...
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