American League Cy Young winner David Price was put on the disabled list Thursday for the first time in his career, a day after the struggling Tampa Bay Rays ace was slowed by a strained left triceps.
Price went on the 15-day DL. The left-hander exited Wednesday night’s loss to the Boston Red Sox after allowing four runs in 2⅓ innings.
Price is 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in nine starts this year.
“We’re just giving it some time to calm down,” Price said. “I feel pretty good today. I feel better than when I left last night.”
Price expects to be able to pitch again in a couple of weeks.
Braves reliever has second surgery
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will be out at least a year after undergoing the second major elbow operation of his career Thursday. The left-hander had Tommy John surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, the team said. The procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews.
Around the leagues
The Detroit Tigers optioned right-hander Al Alburquerque to Triple-A Toledo and recalled right-hander Evan Reed. … The Colorado Rockies placed left-hander Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain and designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment. They recalled infielder D.J. LeMahieu and right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs. … Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando was placed on the 15-day DL due to tendinitis in his right biceps and right-hander Cory Burns was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock. … The New York Yankees sent right-hander Brett Marshall back to the minors and promoted right-hander Dellin Betances.