Red Sox LHP David Price dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome

Struggling Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has been diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, manager Alex Cora said during his Wednesday appearance on WEEI radio.

Price was scratched from his scheduled Wednesday night start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday due to numbness in his pitching fingers. The 32-year-old experienced numbness during Sunday's throwing session.

Numbness is one of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist.

The results of Price's examination were anything but discouraging to Cora.

"Actually, it's good news," Cora told the team's flagship radio station. "Obviously when you start talking about hand and tingling effects in the finger, you start thinking the worst. He has a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome. We're going to treat it the way we feel that he's going to be good again."

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17 August 2007: Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2007 MLB amateur draft top pick out of Vanderbilt, David Price during his first official day as a Tampa Bay Devil Ray. David pitched in the bullpen for the Rays top brass and then met the media in the locker room in front of his new Devil Rays locker at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch /Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 25: David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on July 25, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19: David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of the game on July 19, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 05: David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rays defeated the Tigers 7-2. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 25: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays lifts his hat to the crowd as he comes off the mound after giving up a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning of a game on June 25, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 16: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets acquainted with a cow before taking part in a cow milking contest before the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 23: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on July 23, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 3-2 in 12 innings. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 21: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on July 21, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 11-9. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The American League defeated the National League 6-3. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN- JULY 09: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Minnesota Twins on July 9, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 11: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers gives an on camera interview during the game against the Minnesota Twins on July 11, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 9-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Toronto, Canada - July 31 - Toronto Blue Jays' newest pitcher David Price smiles from the bench during the start of MLB action against the Kansas City Royals at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 31, 2015. (Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 31: Newly acquired David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays blows a bubble from the dugout during MLB game action against the Kansas City Royals on July 31, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 3: David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins on August 3, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 11: David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey #43 head off the field after celebrating their victory during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics on August 11, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 3: David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays before starting to pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins on August 3, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- AUGUST 31 - David Price took his fifth loss of the season despite having struck out nine and surrendering 3 runs as the Toronto Blue Jays fall to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. August 31, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 21: David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays prepares to pitch during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 21, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Game 6 starting pitcher David Price at the end of the press conference in Kansas. Toronto Blue Jays workout at Kaufmann Field on Thursday ahead of Friday night's scheduled Game 6 of the ALCS in Kansas City. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays is pulled in the seventh inning while taking on the Kansas City Royals in game six of the 2015 MLB American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 23, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Feb 24, 2016; Lee County, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price (24) prepares to throw during the workout at Jet Blue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 3, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) pitches during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images (TAGS: Sport Baseball MLB) *** Local Caption *** 2016-06-03T235542Z_1763575618_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-TORONTO-BLUE-JAYS-AT-BOSTON-RED-SOX.JPG
Jun 18, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) looks down at his hands during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price (24) claps from the dugout during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price takes a deep breath as he takes the mound in the 3rd inning after giving up a two-run home run at Fenway Park in Boston on April 28, 2018. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Price has periodically experienced numbness in his pitching hand this season, including an April 11 start against the Yankees in which he recorded just three outs while allowing four runs.

Boston remains hopeful Price can make his next start, which may occur during an upcoming weekend series in Toronto. Cora said Price will rejoin the team Thursday in New York.

"He's going to throw. Hopefully, he throws a bullpen, and after that, we'll make a decision if he makes his next start or something else," Cora said. "But actually, for everything else that is going on and the last 24 hours, for me, it's kind of like ... thank God it's nothing else than just that."

Carpal tunnel syndrome more often hinders someone who does a lot of computer work or other jobs in which there are repetitive movements. But Cora said the diagnosis fits when it comes to being a pitcher.

"Well, when you pitch, you use your wrist and use your hand and sometimes you get it regripping, working on your grip on pitches or just the repetition," Cora said. "I'm not a doctor. I don't know why or how this happened, but as you know, they throw flat ground, they play catch, they throw bullpens, they do their exercises. These guys are athletes. They do stuff differently than regular people in the world."

When asked if Price's frequent video gaming, particularly the popular title Fortnite, had to do with the diagnosis, Cora shot down the notion, though he said the team will talk to Price about it.

"For what I know, David has played video games his whole life," Cora said. "It seems like Fortnite now is the one everybody's playing. But last year, I saw a lot of guys playing FIFA. And that's a lot of playing, too. There's a lot of teams playing Fortnite, too. I don't know. We'll talk about it tomorrow."

Price is just 1-4 with an 8.22 ERA over his past five starts. Overall, he is 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA over seven starts.

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Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) slams his bat before charging the mound during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) is escorted off of the field after a scrum against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Benches clear as Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after fighting with Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees after hitting him with a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox tries to hold back Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees as he storms the pitchers mound after being stuck by a pitch thrown by Joe Kelly #56 during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees reacts as he is ejected from the game after being hit by a pitch by Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From top left, Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox separate Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox, bottom, from Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees, not pictured, during a fight in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox after being struck by a pitch Kelly threw during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox, right, works to separate Joe Kelly #56 and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From left, Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox, Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 of the Red Sox work to separate a fight involving Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch thrown by Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox tries to hold back Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees as he storms the pitchers mound after being stuck by a pitch thrown by Joe Kelly #56 during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox, right, works to separate Joe Kelly #56 and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From left, Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 work to separate a fight involving Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch thrown by Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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