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David Price to skip Saturday start with shoulder soreness

Sep 7, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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Uh oh.

Tampa Bay just announced that David Price will not make his scheduled start tomorrow due to “general soreness” in his shoulder.

Chris Archer, the International League strikeout leader who was just called up from Triple-A, will take his place against the Rangers.

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times both Price and executive vice president Andrew Friedman are saying that the skipped turn in the rotation is precautionary and for now at least he’s penciled in to face the Yankees next weekend.

Or as Friedman put it: “We feel confident it is not a major situation.”

Price is 17-5 with a 2.54 ERA and 175/54 K/BB ratio in 181 innings this season and led the league with 34 starts last year.

  1. keithbangedyermom - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Wow….not good.

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Tampa Bay just announced that David Price will not make his scheduled start tomorrow due to “general soreness” in his shoulder.

    David, seriously you better call Kenny Loggins, ‘cuz you’re in the danger zone!

  3. natslady - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Wait, the Cubs are shutting Samardzija down? Before the season is over???? Get Selig involved, they are not Trying To Win Every Game.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/mlb-rumors/20078922/report-cubs-could-shut-down-pitcher-jeff-samardzija-in-the-next-two-weeks

  4. gotampabay52 - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    he is skipping his turn so that he can pitch against ny and finish the season against the O’s you all are so stupid look at the remaining games if Price doesnt skip then Cobb would be in the main spot

    • antlerclaws - Sep 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      Exactly. Skipping a game against the Rangers so he can pitch against division-rival (and fellow wild-card contender) Yankees instead of pitching against the Rangers which doesn’t mean nearly as much to the Rays.

  5. lazlosother - Sep 8, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    No. As a NY fan, and one who is concerned with the integrity of MLB I must protest. Having a pitcher skip a start when he isn’t actually dead is just tacky. Obviously Selig needs to step in here.

    Protecting investment in a dominant pitcher? Nonsense! He needs to man up, rub some dirt on his shoulder, spit in his own face and pitch till his arm falls off. On the other hand, it seems to me that Longoria is still sore. There is no reason to risk his long-term future by playing him against NY. Obviously Selig needs to step in here….

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