Price feels "great,' but no real throwing yet, no timetable for return
Injured LHP David Price said he feels "great" after 10 days of rest and rehab on the disabled list with a triceps strain. But Price also said he had not started playing catch yet and there was no timetable for his retum.
Price said he had been limited to exercises and sock throws, where he holds the ball and lets it go in a sock to simulate his thowing motion. He hopes to start playing catch in the next couple days and said how he feels after doing so will dictate the timetable for the next stages of his recovery.
He will need to progress to throwing on flat ground, throwing bullpen sessions, then possibility a simulated game and a minor-league rehab start.
Manager Joe Maddon indicated on the last road trip that Price, who has been working out at the Trop, had already started playing catch. Maddon said there was nothing new to report on Saturday. The Rays originally said Price would miss 2-3 starts. He is eligible to come off the DL on May 31.
Price has been out since walking off the mound in the May 15 game. He said it's been tough watching the Rays play, especially on Monday which would have been his day to start.