A team source then told the Boston Herald that Price "likely" will be scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Royals. All that wear and tear is beginning to show.
The inflammation is in the same elbow that Price strained during spring training and caused him to begin the regular-season on the disabled list.
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But he didn't make his season debut this year until May 29 and could now be looking at more time on the shelf after an ineffective showing in his previous start against the Angels Saturday. He has not started since the Boston Globe published the details of his run-in with Eckersley.
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. That is, of course, subject to change if more bad news about his health emerges down the line.