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David Price | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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David Price (elbow) threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.
Price got up and down three times to simulate breaks between innings. The veteran southpaw was recently slowed down a bit due to some soreness in his elbow, but appears to be past it now. Facing hitters should be the next step, but more should be known on Tuesday. Apr 24 - 3:08 PM

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David Price (elbow) will throw a 45-50 pitch bullpen session on Monday.

It will come after he had a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday where he threw his curveball. Assuming Monday's session goes well, the Red Sox will then map out a rehab assignment plan for Price. That doesn't necessarily mean the next time he throws will be in game action, but at least we should have a clearer picture on a potential timetable.
Apr 23 - 11:25 AM

David Price (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday.

Price used his curveball during the session and said he felt fine. The left-hander still had some lingering soreness in his left elbow recently, so his throwing program was scaled back a bit, but it looks like it was a minor setback. Price won't throw off a mound again until at least Monday or Tuesday. We look to still be in the relatively early stages of Price's throwing program, so it's unclear when he might be game-ready.
Apr 21 - 4:37 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Thursday that David Price has been experiencing some soreness around his troublesome left elbow.

That's why the Red Sox have slowed Price's rehab program this week, though he did play long toss with good intensity on Thursday morning in Toronto and he's scheduled to get back on a mound Friday. There is still no timetable for Price to make his 2017 regular-season debut. Considering where he is right now with his throwing, it'll be at least another 3-4 weeks.
Apr 20 - 10:38 AM

David Price (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Price threw a pair of bullpens last week, but the Red Sox are pumping the brakes on that until Friday, as the veteran southpaw has returned to throwing long toss from 120 feet. There is no setback, here, but the Red Sox want to play this slow. He is not expected to throw to live hitters until next week at the earliest. Price has been on the shelf since early March due to left elbow discomfort.
Apr 19 - 6:43 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said David Price (elbow) will not face live hitters early this week.

There hasn't been a setback, but the Red Sox don't want to push Price too hard in his rehab and will instead ask him to continue playing long toss and throwing bullpen sessions. There are still a number of hurdles to clear before a realistic timetable can be mapped out for the high-priced left-hander. He's been working through elbow discomfort since the first week of March.
Apr 18 - 7:01 PM

David Price (elbow) threw another successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The next step is for him to face live hitters in a simulated game and if all goes well he could then proceed to a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, Price remains on track for a return to the Red Sox in the middle of May.
Apr 15 - 1:07 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, David Price (elbow) could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment "within two weeks."

Price threw 35 fastballs off a mound Wednesday without issue and could add breaking balls to the mix in his next scheduled bullpen session on Saturday. Then comes live batting practice, and then a simulated game, and if that all goes well the high-priced left-hander should be ready to embark on a tour of the Red Sox's minor league affiliates. Price, sidelined since early March with left elbow trouble, is currently on track to make his 2017 debut around the middle of May.
Apr 13 - 8:52 AM

David Price (elbow) threw 35 pitches in a pain-free bullpen session on Wednesday.

Price tossed 20-25 fastballs in a bullpen session on Monday and then ramped up his efforts a bit on Wednesday. Of note, he has yet to throw any of his breaking pitches, as those tend to put more stress on the elbow. He will work those in as his rehab progresses. Price will throw another bullpen on Saturday and could start facing off with live hitters soon. Should he continue on his current trajectory, there is a chance he could rejoin the Red Sox around early-to-mid May.
Apr 12 - 4:46 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that David Price (elbow) is expected to throw about 35 pitches in his bullpen session on Wednesday.

Price threw 20-25 pitches -- all of them fastballs -- Monday in his first bullpen session since being shut down with his elbow injury. Farrell said "he’s feeling pretty darn good," so things are moving in the right direction here. Price will likely need to go through a few bullpen sessions before facing hitters again. He still has a ways to go, but it's possible he could join Boston's rotation by the end of next month if he can avoid setbacks.
Apr 11 - 1:01 PM

David Price (elbow) threw approximately 25 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.

It was his first bullpen session since he was shut down with a left elbow injury in early March. Jen McCaffrey of writes that Price threw all fastballs and said he felt good. The southpaw will continue to ramp things up in bullpen sessions for now before facing hitters and eventually getting into game action. If all goes well, the hope is that he could rejoin Boston's rotation at some point in May.
Apr 10 - 10:35 AM

David Price (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Monday.

Price has thrown a couple times from a mound recently, but it was at less than full effort and the catcher was standing. Monday's session will be his first full 'pen since he was shut down with a left elbow injury. The hope is that Price will be ready to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation sometime next month, although there's certainly no firm timetable at this point.
Apr 7 - 11:12 AM

David Price (elbow) threw another light bullpen session Thursday.

It was an even lighter session than Wednesday, when he tossed to a catcher that was standing. Price is slated to rest Friday before throwing again on Saturday. The Red Sox are taking things slowly with the left-hander, as Price won't be back until sometime in May at the earliest.
Apr 6 - 11:43 AM

David Price (elbow) threw 20 pitches off the mound on Wednesday.

This was the first time Price has thrown off the mound since he injured his elbow early in spring camp. He had previously been making throws off flat ground. It should be noted that Wednesday's work was not a full-fledged bullpen session -- the catcher was standing as Price threw -- but it is a good sign nonetheless that he continues to make clear headway in his recovery. A May return is possible, here.
Apr 5 - 4:47 PM

Red Sox placed LHP David Price on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

Price resumed throwing recently but hasn't advanced to mound work yet. The Red Sox aren't expecting him back until May at the earliest. For now, the Red Sox will roll with Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Steven Wright, Eduardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz for their starting five.
Apr 1 - 9:00 PM

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