PRICE RETURNS TO DISABLED LIST WITH ELBOW PROBLEM
BOSTON» Red Sox pitcher David Price is going back on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left elbow.
Boston announced the move before Price’s scheduled start Friday night against Kansas City. Rick Porcello started in Price’s place. Eduardo Rodriguez will start Saturday and Drew Pomeranz on Sunday in the teams’ series finale.
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. The Red Sox recalled Robby Scott from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Price’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Price, who is in the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, had made 11 starts since returning from his initial DL stint on May 29. He is 5-3 with a 3.82 ERA.
Astros place Springer (quad) on 10-day DL. DETROIT » The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day disabled list because of left quadriceps discomfort.
The move, announced before Friday night’s game at Detroit, is retroactive to Tuesday.
Houston activated left-hander Dallas Keuchel and right-hander Will Harris from the DL.
Keuchel, Friday’s starter, had been out with neck discomfort. He hadn’t pitched since June 2.
Keuchel entered Friday with a 9-0 record and a 1.67 ERA.
Kershaw surprises with return to throwing. LOS ANGELES » Clayton Kershaw participated in a pre-game catch Friday, a brief workout that could force the Dodgers to re-think their timetable for their injured ace.
The Dodgers said it would be 4-to-6 weeks before Kershaw returned to the mound after a back injury forced him out of his most recent start after two innings. That caution lasted four days.
Footnotes. The Mets acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from the Marlins for a pair of prospects. Also, the Mets placed infielder T.J. Rivera on the 10-day disabled list because of a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm. … Howie Kendrick was traded from the Phillies to the Nationals for minor-league pitcher McKenzie Mills. … The Rays acquired right-handed reliever Steve Cishek and cash from the Mariners for lefty swingman Erasmo Ramirez. — The Associated Press