Price won’t need surgery

Doc­tors tell Red Sox pitcher his arm just needs some rest.

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After David Price con­sulted two or­tho­pe­dic doc­tors, the Bos­ton Red Sox said Fri­day the left-han­der will not need surgery or an in­jec­tion in his ail­ing left arm.

Price trav­eled to In­di­anapo­lis on Thurs­day for con­sul­ta­tion with Drs. James An­drews and Neal ElAt­tra­che. Price is ex­pected to re­turn to­day to Bos­ton’s spring train­ing com­plex in Florida.

Man­ager John Far­rell said the find­ings rep­re­sented a best-case sce­nario for Price, who will rest and re­ceive treat­ment for the next seven to 10 days. It is un­cer­tain when Price will re­sume throw­ing.

Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA last sea­son, his first after sign­ing a $210 mil­lion, seven-year con­tract.

Pi­rates: In­fielder Jung Ho Kang re­ceived a sus­pended two-year prison sen­tence for flee­ing the scene after crash­ing a car into a guardrail while driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol in South Korea. The sen­tence clears Kang to join the Pi­rates for spring train­ing. He is in the third year of a four-year, $11 mil­lion con­tract.

Na­tion­als: Stephen Stras­burg avoided a windup for all 23 of his pitches in a 2-1, 10-in­ning loss by a split-squad club to the Car­di­nals in his first ap­pear­ance of spring train­ing. “I’m not try­ing to rein­vent my­self, but just try­ing to sim­plify things as much as I can and be able to re­peat my me­chan­ics,” Stras­burg said.

Giants: Johnny Cueto fi­nally ar­rived at camp, and the Do­mini­can right-han­der will likely not pitch in the World Base­ball Clas­sic — at least in the first round. Cueto’s fa­ther has been ill, so the pitcher wanted to bring him to the U.S. from the Do­mini­can Repub­lic. That de­layed his ar­rival by a cou­ple weeks so that a visa could be ob­tained for his fa­ther.

Mets: Un­able to reach an agree­ment, New York re­newed the con­tract of pitcher Noah Syn­der­gaard for $605,500. The righthander was 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA last sea­son, strik­ing out 218 in 1832/3 in­nings when he earned $503,375. Syn­der­gaard, 24, al­most cer­tainly will be el­i­gi­ble for salary ar­bi­tra­tion next win­ter.

Rangers: Adrian Bel­tre was in the lineup Fri­day for the first time this spring and could play for the de­fend­ing cham­pion Do­mini­can Repub­lic in the World Base­ball Clas­sic. Bel­tre had not played in the Rangers’ first seven games be­cause of a strained left calf, an in­jury sus­tained Feb. 14 dur­ing a work­out at his Cal­i­for­nia home.

White Sox: Brett Lawrie, 27, was put on waivers. Un­less the in­fielder is claimed, he would re­ceive $573,770 in ter­mi­na­tion pay rather than the $3.5 mil­lion salary in the nonguar­an­teed con­tract he agreed to in De­cem­ber.

NORM HALL / GETTY IM­AGES

The Giants’ Bran­don Craw­ford is picked off first base by A’s pitcher Ken­dall Grave­man in the sec­ond in­ning Fri­day in Mesa, Ariz. Oak­land won 6-1.

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