New York (AFP) - Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher David Price, sidelined for the first two months of the season, was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Friday with an inflamed left elbow.
Price was pulled from his scheduled Friday home start against Kansas City with a recurrence of the same issue that delayed his start to the season until May 29.
The 31-year-old American won the American League Cy Young Award as top pitcher in 2012 while with Tampa Bay, leading the league with 20 wins and a 2.54 earned-run average. In 2014, when he was traded to Detroit at mid-season, Price led the major leagues with 271 strikeouts.
Price, who was traded to Toronto in the 2015 season, signed with Boston before the 2016 campaign, in which he went 17-9 with 228 strikeouts and a 3.99 earned-run average.
In March, Price was diagnosed with a strain of flexor mass muscle in the forearm near his elbow, delaying his season debut to late May. So far this season he stands 5-3 with a 3.82 earned-run average and 63 strikeouts over 66 innings in 11 starts.
The Red Sox, 56-47, own a half-game edge over their arch rivals, the New York Yankees, in the American League East division with two months remaining in the campaign.