Tigers pitcher David Price diagnosed with mild hamstring strain

Price stepped on bat during start Friday.


DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers announced Saturday that an MRI showed David Price has a mild strain in his right hamstring.

Price injured his hamstring during his start Friday night when he stepped on a bat while backing up home plate after a single by Alex Gordon. Price limped back to the mound, but was pulled from the game without throwing another pitch.

He finished the game with 6 1/3 innings pitched and allowed a career-high 13 hits in the no decision.

Price said Saturday that he doesn't expect to miss his next start, which is scheduled for Thursday against the Twins.

The Tigers say they will make a decision on Price's next start early next week. The team has a day off on Monday before starting the three-game series with Minnesota.

Detroit is 6-1 in games started by Price this season.