Sport Red Sox' David Price attempts to clear air before spring training

01:46  14 february  2018
01:46  14 february  2018 Source:

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David Price acknowledged Tuesday he did not handle things how he should have last season in Boston.

BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed David Price on the 10-day disabled list Friday with left elbow inflammation. Price missed more than a month of spring training and spent the first 49 regular season games on the DL with an elbow strain.

David Price wants to move on from his problems last season, both on the field and with the media.

"I could've handled it better last year, absolutely. But I didn't, and I've moved on," Price told reporters at the Red Sox spring training facility Tuesday, via ESPN. "I feel like I've always been one to lead with my actions, and I didn't do that very well last year."

The starting pitcher got into multiple spats with members of the media, both in print and the Sox broadcasting booth, and his year was marred by injuries as he appeared in a career-low 74 2/3 innings.

This came one year after he posted his worst ERA (3.99) since his age-23 season with the Rays. His performance and attitude have created problems for him in Boston and he wants to put that behind him.

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After one uneven season, he's got an appointment with Dr. James Andrews. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) throws a live batting practice session at Red Sox Spring Training . –Barry Chin/Globe staff.

BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed David Price on the disabled list Friday with elbow inflammation (retroactive to July 25) after he spent But he's more optimistic now than when he visited Dr. James Andrews during spring training March 3. "I feel good, honestly," Price said before Saturday's game.

"Everything I've been through in the past two years, it's been a struggle, absolutely," Price said. "But I feel like I've gotten better from it. I've learned from it. I look forward to continuing to learn."

Price signed a seven-year, $217 million deal prior to the 2016 season and Boston wants him to be the 1B to Chris Sale's 1A for years to come. However, if he wants to stay in the city, he is going to have to learn from the negativity surrounding him in 2017.

a man wearing a red hat: David Price © (Getty Images) David Price

While the 32-year-old insists he has learned and wants to get better, he did not say it was all on him. He had a warning for the media as well.

"We can talk," Price said. "But you're not going to come over and overload me with negativity. It's not going to happen. That's not going to happen."

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