Price won't start minor league rehab Tuesday, says not a setback
Maybe Rays Cy Young lefthander David Price (left triceps strain) isn't as ahead of schedule in his recovery as originally thought.
Price, out since mid-May, experienced soreness after Friday's simulated game, so they are going to take it slow, having him play catch today and Monday, and throw a bullpen Wednesday. Manager Joe Maddon had said it was possible Price could make his first minor league rehab start this week, on Tuesday, but that clearly won't happen.
Price said it's definitely "not a setback," since nothing was really set in stone on his schedule. He said that he feels "really good" today, one day after his whole arm was sore. Price said that was normal, comparing it to the first live batting practice in spring training, when he throws after not pitching for a while. He considered how he felt Sunday a "bright spot" but is unsure when he'll make his first minor league start.
Price was expected to return in late June, but said the key is for him to come back and stay back, not rush it and hurt himself further.