The Detroit Tigers announced Saturday that pitcher David Price suffered a mild hamstring strain during Friday's game.
Price underwent an MRI Saturday morning that revealed the injury. "I feel fine," he said prior to Saturday's game, according to MLB.com. Though the left-hander was optimistic, the Tigers will wait until early next week to determine Price's next start.
Price sustained the injury in the seventh inning while backing up home plate on Alex Gordon's RBI single, accidentally stepping on Gordon's bat after Alan Porter, the home-plate umpire tossed it away from the plate area, to allow Eric Hosmer to safely cross the plate.
"He just threw it in a bad spot. I know he didn't mean to," Price said. "It's just one of those things that happen. I'm a fan of Al's, so it's all right."
Detroit has the day off Monday, allowing them to move their rotation up and delay Price as necessary. In that case, the team would not need a fifth starter until next Saturday.
Worth noting, Price tweeted Saturday morning in reference to his knee, not his hamstring, though he again clarified that he felt fine.
My knee is BUENO!!! Haha so I really don't care what the deal is now!! I'll be just fine...— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) May 9, 2015
- Jeremy Woo