Feb. 13, 2020
Dvid Price Willing to use 'Fortnite' to get out of Pitching in the All-Star Game
Article originally published on SportsGossip.com.
Earlier in the year David Price was asked to stop playing Fortnite, as it was the possible explanation for him dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Red Sox left-hander is 6-0 in his past seven starts and has allowed two or fewer runs in all but one of those outings. The five-time All-Star last was selected for the Midsummer Classic in 2015.
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch will be managing the American League squad, which will be constructed through fan and player voting and some selections from Hinch himself.
"I feel like if he did (select me), it would just be to get me to throw an extra inning," Price said Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald. "And that would be a pretty pro move on his part. I'll come up with something, if I am an All-Star, so I won't have to pitch. I'll play a lot of Fortnite the night before, so I'll be down (unavailable)."
"I ain't going. I'm not an All-Star. Craig Kimbrel is gonna get his, I didn't vote for Craig because he's Craig Kimbrel, he's going to get his votes. I voted for Joe Kelly and Matt Barnes. Actually I did vote for Craig. Joe, Barnes and Craig. Craig doesn't need votes. His name is going to get him in," he said, according to the Herald.
I could understand him not wanting to pitch, but not wanting to be selected? All-Star weekend has to be fun to be a part of. The five-time All-Star last was selected for the Midsummer Classic in 2015.