BOSTON (CBS) — David Price followed up his injury-plagued 2017 with his best season in Boston.
The lefty was awarded for his efforts on Tuesday, being named the American League Comeback Player of the Year for 2018.READ MORE: David Andrews Warms Up Sleeveless And In Shorts In Snowy, Windy Buffalo
After being limited to just 16 games (only 11 starts) in 2017, Price went 16-7 with a 3.58 ERA over 30 starts in 2018. He struck out 177 batters in his 176 innings, and led all Boston pitchers with 18 quality starts.READ MORE: Holiday Market Open 24/7 In Hanover Operates On Honor System
Price was lights out to close the season, going 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA over 11 starts following the All-Star break. He was also a big reason why the Red Sox are World Series champs once again, going 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA over six postseason appearances. Price went 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 10 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings in the World Series against the Dodgers, earning the victory in Boston’s Game 5 clincher in Los Angeles.MORE NEWS: Strong Wind Figures To Be Major Factor For Patriots-Bills Monday Night Matchup
Price is the third Red Sox player to win AL Comeback Player of the Year, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (2011) and Rick Porcello (2016).