DUNEDIN, Fla. - Steven Wright expected to feel a bit anxious before he pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. He had good reason. The knuckleballer hadn't pitched in a game for nearly seven months because of a sore right shoulder, the result of a mishap in August when he dove back to second base in a game against the Dodgers while being used as a pinch runner.
Pomeranz was traded to the Sox in July, a deal that Major League Baseball investigated when it was learned the San Diego Padres withheld medical information. The Sox were given the option to rescind the trade but elected to retain Pomeranz.
It was there on Friday that two of the nation's top orthopedic surgeons told Price that his injured left elbow was "unique'' and he could return to the mound when he feels up to it. Given what have been daily improvements in his condition, Price suspects that will not take long.