David Price pulled after line drive hits pitching wrist

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BOSTON — In the midst of an excellent run, David Price's start Wednesday night at Fenway Park was cut short because of a line drive back to the mound that went off Price's pitching wrist. He was sent to be evaluated and was initially announced to have a left wrist contusion.

X-Rays were negative on Price’s left wrist. The Red Sox said further testing will be done as needed.

Marlins left fielder Austin Dean hit the screaming line drive, which registered at about 103 mph, with two out in the top of the third. Price fortunately got his hands up to protect his face, and was able to still cover first base to record the final out of the inning. The ball ricocheted off Price and was fielded by first baseman Steve Pearce, who tossed to Price.

Immediately after catching the ball and recording the out, Price looked at the wrist and went down the dugout steps. Hector Velazquez replaced Price for the fourth inning.

Price entered the night with a 1.09 ERA since the All-Star Break.

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