David Price Jokes He'll 'Come Up with Something' to Not Pitch If Picked for ASG

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2018

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price calls for a new ball after giving up two hits to the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price had some fun at his own expense Tuesday when contemplating what he'd do if selected for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.

"I'll come up with something if I am an All-Star that I won't have to pitch," Price said, per MassLive.com's Christopher Smith. "I'll play a lot of Fortnite the night before."

Price was referencing his carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis in early May. Some wondered whether the 32-year-old left-hander brought the problem on himself by being an avid gamer. Even Red Sox manager Alex Cora went on the record to discuss Price's gaming habits.

"From what I know, David has been playing video games his whole life," Cora told reporters. "It seems like Fortnite now is the one everybody's playing, but last year I saw a lot of guys playing FIFA. That's all I know. There's a lot of teams playing Fortnite. But we'll talk about it."

Price said he'd cease playing Fortnite while at the stadium because of the questions his injury raised.

The five-time All-Star got off to a disappointing start in 2018, but he has turned things around since the team scratched him from a scheduled start May 9.

Through his first seven starts, Price was 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA. Since he was scratched, he's 6-0 with a 2.64 ERA.

The idea of Price making the All-Star Game seemed laughable a month ago, but he may soon have to seriously consider whether he wants to make the trip to Washington, D.C., for the Midsummer Classic.

Related

    Boston Globe Baseball Writer Nick Cafardo Dies at 62

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Boston Globe Baseball Writer Nick Cafardo Dies at 62

    Bob Hohler
    via BostonGlobe.com

    Red Sox Hold Workouts at JetBlue Park

    Boston Red Sox logo
    Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox Hold Workouts at JetBlue Park

    Fenway Frames
    via Fenway Frames

    Report: Phillies Confident They'll Sign Harper

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Report: Phillies Confident They'll Sign Harper

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Can J.D. Martinez Really Repeat What He Did in 2018?

    Boston Red Sox logo
    Boston Red Sox

    Can J.D. Martinez Really Repeat What He Did in 2018?

    Over the Monster
    via Over the Monster