Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Posted Sep 18, 2011 by Roger Mooney
Updated Sep 18, 2011 at 07:07 PM
BOSTON Rays pitcher David Price left today’s 8-5 win against the Red Sox after pitching four innings for precautionary reasons with a bruise on his upper right chest.
Price was struck there by a line drive from Mike Aviles in the third inning.
Price, who was immediately attended to by head athletics trainer Ron Porterfield, threw four warm-up pitches and remained in the game.
He allowed two runs in the fourth inning and did not come out for the fifth.
Price was taken to Mass General Hospital, where tests were negative. He rejoined the team for their train ride to New York City.
Manager Joe Maddon said Price will be sore but he expects him to make his next start.