By Ashley Dunkak

DETROIT – Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price has a mild strain of the right hamstring, the team announced Saturday afternoon. Price had undergone an MRI earlier in the day at the Detroit Medical Center.

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Price suffered the injury Friday against the Kansas City Royals, when he stepped on a bat while covering home plate.

The date of Price’s next start is yet to be determined.

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Early indications, however, are encouraging.

“I spoke to [trainer] Kevin [Rand], he said he looked good and that David felt pretty good about it,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday morning. “He wasn’t limping and he had minimal soreness, so that’s a big plus.”

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