Things have been going well for the Red Sox lately. They just won three of four from the White Sox with all three wins in convincing fashion, and that came right after they swept the Athletics. So, naturally, in keeping with the themes of this 2019 season things were bound to take a turn for the worse. The team got some bad news on Monday with another one of their starting pitchers hitting the injured list. This time it was David Price, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with tendinitis in his left elbow. Ryan Weber has been selected from Pawtucket to take his spot on the roster.
Red Sox place David Price on injured list with left elbow tendinitis and call up Ryan Weber (adding him to 40-man).— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 6, 2019
This is similar to the Eovaldi injury in that it came out of nowhere, though hopefully it won’t keep him on the shelf for as long Eovaldi is going to be out. Price has looked great in his last few outings with no indication that he was feeling anything abnormal in his throwing elbow. Of course, Price also dealt with elbow issues a couple of years ago that caused him to miss a couple months at the start of the year. He hadn’t dealt with any other issues until now. This news just came out and more details are not yet available, but we’ll keep you posted when they are.
As for his replacement, as I said it will be Weber getting the call to fill out the active roster. The righty was a minor-league signing this past winter after bouncing around multiple organizations earlier in his career. He has made 24 appearances, eight of which were starts, over parts of four years in the big leagues. In that time he has pitched to a 5.01 ERA (82 ERA+). There’s not a lot of strikeout stuff here, but he does limit his walks. In five starts with Pawtucket this year, he’s pitched to a 5.04 ERA with 18 strikeouts and five walks in 25 innings. With his addition, the Red Sox 40-man roster is now full.