Two years ago in his second season as a reliever Bryan Price was approached by then Double-A Akron pitching coach Greg Hibbard and was asked, “What’s going to separate you from other right handed relievers?”
Price’s answer was his split finger and this past season it proved to be a separator for him.
Price entered the Indians system in July of 2009 after being dealt to the Indians from the Boston Red Sox along with Justin Masterson and Clippers teammate Nick Hagdone.
Injuries plagued the righty reliever while climbing through the Indians' farm system. Price has strained his rotator cuff four times and suffered a torn labrum. The injuries have forced him to miss time in multiple seasons and have ultimately stalled him as a prospect.
However, Price’s health issues are no longer something that he continues to battle with.
“I’ve struggled with some health issues and I feel like I’m finally overcoming all that," Price said. "My shoulder’s feeling better than it has in quite awhile. I’m ...