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Price tweets he's heading back to Fort Myers

Price tweets he's heading back to Fort Myers

David Price was in a good enough mood after meeting with Dr. James Andrews to tweet a joke about the NFL combine or something. 

Price, who flew to Indianapolis to meet with the famous orthopedic surgeon, underwent an MRI for elbow sources this week amid concerns that his elbow soreness could cause him to miss significant time. John Farrell used the word “concerned” on Thursday when discussing the veteran pitcher’s situation.  

Price was chipper enough after his evaluation to at least reduce concerns of Tommy John surgery and a potentially lost season.

Confusion about the island stuff aside, the takeaway here is that Price says he's heading back to spring training. Maybe that's a good sign.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.