Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed the diagnosis of David Price prior to a game at Yankee Stadium, which Price was supposed to start.
“For me this is quote-unquote good news compared to anything else,” Cora said.
Price was sent back to Boston on Tuesday for tests after experiencing numbness in his pitching hand during a bullpen session Sunday. He was forced from a game April 11 with the same symptoms after allowing four runs in the first inning, the shortest start of his career.
Cora described it as a “mild case of carpal tunnel” and said Price will rejoin the team Thursday. He’ll throw at Yankee Stadium, and then the team will re-evaluate his status
“When he comes here tomorrow, we’ll talk about it,” Cora said. “We’ll talk with Brad [Pearson, trainer] and see where we’re at. From what I know, David has played video games his whole life. It seems like Fortnite now is the one everybody is playing, but last year, I saw a lot of guys playing FIFA. That’s a lot of playing, too. So, there’s a lot of teams playing Fortnite, too.”
Cora did not think video games had brought on the syndrome, but he said Fortnite may be discussed when he sits down with Price on Thursday to lay out a recovery plan. Fortnite is all I hear about these days. Just another fad. How long before there’s language in player’s contracts prohibiting them from playing video games?