- Associated Press - Friday, September 7, 2012

ST.PETERSBURG, FLA. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night because of what the team is calling general soreness in his left shoulder.

The Rays made the announcement about the AL wins leader before its game Friday night against Texas.

“We feel confident that it’s not a major situation,” Tampa Bay executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “It’s something that we wanted to get in front of and make sure that it wouldn’t become one.”

Right-hander Chris Archer was recalled from Double-A Montgomery to replace Price (17-5), who could miss only one start.

It’s the first time I’ve ever had soreness in my shoulder like that so I’m just going to take it slow,” Price said. “I played catch today, felt good so I’m just looking forward to (throwing again) Sunday or Monday and making my next start. It’s a good time for me to miss a start and get that extra rest, then come back and be ready to throw.”

Rays manager Joe Maddon expects Price will start during a series at the New York Yankees that begins next Friday.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide