MLB Weekly Digest 5/29/17

The last week in MLB was about a team in the American League receiving great news regarding a starting pitcher and a pair of outfielders in the National League land on the disabled list.

Red Sox Will Activate Price Off DL on Monday

The Boston Red Sox have been without starter David Price since the season started but that will change soon.

The club will activate him off the disabled list on Monday to make his season debut against the Chicago White Sox, per Scott Lauber of ESPN.

Price had to begin the 2017 campaign on the DL as he dealt with elbow problems during spring training.

The left-hander has made two rehab starts, and it appears the Red Sox have seen enough in those outings to deem him ready to go.

Price will be a major boom to a rotation that’s in the middle of the pack in the AL as they’re seventh in the AL with a rotation ERA of 4.18.

Price did struggle last year with the Red Sox, compiling a 3.99 ERA in 230 innings, but he whiffed 228 batters, and his FIP was 3.60.

It marked the second consecutive season that he struck out at least 220 batters.

The Red Sox are hopeful Price has a successful season debut and can remain healthy throughout the year.

Dodgers Place Pederson on Seven-Day DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed OF Joc Pederson on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.

He suffered a concussion as he collided with Yasiel Puig attempting to catch a fly ball earlier this week in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The move is retroactive to May 24, which means it’s possible that Pederson could return to the field May 31 if there are no lingering symptoms.

Pederson has struggled for the Dodgers on 2017. The outfielder was hitting .200 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 35 games before being placed on the DL.

Brewers Put Braun on DL with Calf Injury

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left calf, and the team has activated pitcher Junior Guerra to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

Braun injured his calf during Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Brewers will miss his presence in the lineup.

He compiled a .262 batting average and .875 OPS in 30 games six doubles, seven home runs, 19 RBIs and stolen bases before landing on the DL.

The firm start by Braun is one reason the Brewers have emerged as a contender in the NL Central.

The club will need a healthy version of Braun to have a chance at contending for a division title or Wild Card berth over the next several months.

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