Red Sox lose pitcher Price to inflamed elbow

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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, pictured on July 22, 2017, has been sidelined due to an inflamed elbow, which has been delaying his season start for months (AFP Photo/STEPHEN DUNN)

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, pictured on July 22, 2017, has been sidelined due to an inflamed elbow, which has been delaying his season start for months

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, pictured on July 22, 2017, has been sidelined due to an inflamed elbow, which has been delaying his season start for months (AFP Photo/STEPHEN DUNN)

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.

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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.

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