"From what I know, David has been playing video games his whole life", Cora said.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora, head trainer Brad Pearson, pitching coach Dana LeVangie and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson were looking on.
"I would never say yes, but I can't see", Price told the newspaper when asked if the allergies were a chief cause for poor performance early on in 2013.
Price also said he can spend as long as three hours in front of the TV after a night's work. "I promise you that".
If he has to quit to get better, he will, but for now the plan is treatment by the staff and no more Fortnite at the clubhouse.
That revelation had some Boston columnists disapprovingly connecting the dots to Price's diagnosis. The latest turn in his wild ride in Boston has been people speculating that his latest injury may have been caused by his affinity for video games. His and the Red Sox' interest in the popular survival game Fortnite was spotlighted in a recent column by The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey. But after getting some tests done, it was determined that Price doesn't have anything other than a minor case of carpal tunnel syndrome. "I was born in 1985".
"When I was playing catch in the outfield on the flat ground, trying to throw cutters and curveballs, I didn't have much of a feel for those", Price said.
Noting that some players for the Brewers recently engaged in a Fortnite battle while using their stadium's center field scoreboard as a giant video monitor, Price said, "I know a lot of teams, a lot of guys are really into it". "I don't think it's going to go away in its entirety. Doing stuff like that, make sure my wrist stays locked back and doesn't get bent up under me".