Red Sox left-hander David Price says wrist is better after cortisone shot

Red Sox left-hander David Price says he’s feeling better, days after getting a cortisone shot for a cyst in his left wrist.

“First time I’ve had an injection like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours,” the 33-year-old said Saturday before Boston’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. “But yesterday it started feeling a lot better.”

Price was placed on the injured list on Thursday after an MRI revealed the cyst. He is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA over 21 starts this season.

He said the discomfort started “about three or four starts ago” and affected his strength and ability to execute pitches.

Price’s hope is the shot will dissolve the cyst. He couldn’t rule out the possibility of having minor surgery in the offseason, if the symptoms return.

Briefly: Former A’s reliever John Axford had season-ending elbow surgery Thursday. Axford did not pitch for Toronto this season. … Right-hander Shohei Ohtani, who’s been the Angels’ designated hitter while recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said his velocity is improving. He reached 82 mph and joked that put him at “probably about 82 percent” of his goal. … Mets minor-leaguer and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a cut on his left hand. Tebow, 31, hit .163 in 77 games during his first season with Triple-A Syracuse. … Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Altoona. He has not played since suffering a concussion on May 25.

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