McCaffrey: 'Fortnite' has become a force inside the Red Sox clubhouse

The Red Sox Play A Lot Of Fortnite, Have To Remind Themselves To Eat

On Thursday, the five-time All-Star and 2012 American League Cy Young Award victor told reporters: "I've always played it with my team-mates, during the offseason, at the field, at the hotel".

Although Price was scratched from Boston's lineup Wednesday due to reoccurrence of numbness in his pitching hand, he will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays.

On Thursday, Boston pitcher David Price announced he would no longer play the popular video game after several media members suggested it had caused the carpal tunnel syndrome that cost him a start against the Yankees this week. He has not pitched since May 3. I don't think it had anything to do with those starts.

The 32-year-old left-hander is 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA in seven starts in his third season with the Red Sox. That's kind of my generation.

The 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor is a longtime video game enthusiast.

Price threw about 40 pitches before Thursday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

Though he intends to quit playing Fortnite in the clubhouse, Price made clear he does not actually blame his carpal tunnel syndrome on video games.

According to Silverman, Price got his first Xbox when he was 12 years old. I've always played video games; with my teammates, in the offseason, at the field, in the hotel.

He said he's hoping to avoid surgery, which has a two-month recovery period. We've seen in the past that video games have the potential to cause issues in Red Sox-land, so the possibility of a pitcher making $30 million a year suddenly not having a functioning hand because he can't stop playing Fortnite caused some to lose their heads.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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