Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported the altercation between Price and Eckersley, adding it's not clear if the incident occurred as a result of something Eckersley said on the television broadcast during Thursday's game or from a prior comment.
This marks the second time in June Price has had an altercation with a member of the Boston media. He got into a heated exchange with Comcast SportsNet's Evan Drellich on June 7 following an 8-0 loss to the New York Yankees.
During an appearance on Boston Sports Tonight, Drellich said Price was "directly unhappy with me," and while he didn't go into detail about the situation, he offered some insight about the context:
“We had a conversation about it. I prefer not to detail it because I think the conversation was meant to be mostly private. But it was loud enough that most of the reporters overheard it and it will probably be talked about to some extent. My takeaway is that, from both the story and from the conversation I had with him, is he’s unhappy with how he’s been treated in Boston. The bottom line doesn’t change.”
Price tied his season-high with seven innings pitched and seven strikeouts in Boston's 6-3 win over the Twins on Thursday. The former American League Cy Young winner has a 4.61 ERA in seven starts since coming off the DL on May 29.