Well this is getting a little ridiculous. We haven’t even reached the middle of March and we already have another pitcher down with a freak injury. This time it’s Rays starter David Price, who had to leave yesterday’s game against the Tigers due to a “towel injury that left him with a stiff neck.”
The best part? It’s not believed to be serious, as though there was a chance he could have been out for six months.
“I was just drying my head off in between innings after the second inning,” said Price, holding his head especially still. “It’s happened to me two times before, the towel kind of catches the back of my head and it pulls my neck forward and I just felt it a little bit in the back of my neck. I just want to be cautious with it.”
Right. Price’s injury comes just two days after Yankees reliever David Robertson fell down the stairs. Major League Baseball pitchers are officially more delicate than newborn babies. Proceed with caution.
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