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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) will make his season debut Monday against the White Sox.
He's expected to be a slightly reduced pitch count. Price got knocked around in Wednesday's rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket but his velocity was good and the Red Sox obviously feel comfortable enough to slot him back into their starting rotation. The former Cy Young winner won 17 games and was one of the league leaders in strikeouts last year but it came with one of the worst ERAs of his career (3.99). The Red Sox could sure use another innings-eater with Drew Pomeranz struggling and Steven Wright (knee surgery) out for the year. May 25 - 4:47 PM

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David Price (elbow) surrendered six runs (three earned) on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in Wednesday's rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Price struck out four and walked one. He needed 89 pitches just to make it through his 3 2/3 frames. He has not been particularly sharp in his two rehab outings to date, having allowed nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits in just 5 2/3 innings. While these results are not particularly palatable, so long as he checks out healthy after Wednesday's start, he could potentially be activated from the disabled list next week. Should the team want to see a little more from him, another rehab start cannot be ruled out.
May 24 - 7:52 PM

David Price (elbow) will make another minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Price was only able to navigate two innings in his first start on Friday, and the club would like him a bit more stretched out before he's inserted back in the big league rotation. If all goes well with Wednesday's start, he could make his season debut with the Red Sox the following week.
May 20 - 2:20 PM

David Price (elbow) lasted just two innings in his minor league rehab start on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk.

The left-hander struck out four. He had been scheduled to throw around 90 pitches in the outing, but wound up at just 65 after laboring through each of his first two frames. Most importantly though, he came away from the start feeling good physically. He'll likely need at least one more rehab start before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Red Sox rotation.
Source: Boston Globe
May 20 - 10:20 AM

David Price's (elbow) scheduled rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday was rained out.

No worries. Price will build up his pitch count to 75 in a controlled setting out of the rain instead. He'll then pitch for Pawtucket on Friday and hopes to throw 85-90 pitches in that outing. If that goes well, he should be cleared to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation. Price has been out all season with a left elbow injury.
May 14 - 12:35 PM

David Price (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

Price will throw five innings or 70 pitches in his first rehab outing. Manager John Farrell said that he would require at least two minor league starts before he is ready to rejoin the team. The veteran southpaw has been sidelined for the entirety of the season to date due to left elbow discomfort, but looks to be very close to a return to the Sox so long as he can avoid a setback.
May 10 - 6:19 PM

David Price (elbow) threw a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

"I felt good, that's it," the left-hander told reporters after his workout. The next step for Price could be a minor league rehab assignment, though the Red Sox will probably wait until later in the week to announce anything official. Price has been on the disabled list all season because of elbow trouble.
May 9 - 4:23 PM

David Price (elbow) is scheduled to throw four innings in a simulated game on May 9.

If all goes well with that outing, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. The Red Sox are obviously taking things cautiously in his rehab, but Price has been making steady progress. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Red Sox rotation before the end of the month.
May 6 - 12:25 PM

David Price (elbow) sat between 93-95 mph with his fastball during Thursday's three-inning simulated game at Fenway Park.

Price told team president Dave Dombrowski he felt "really good" on Thursday. The plan is for Price to throw three more simulated games, building up from four innings to six in his final outing. At that point, Price would likely return to the Red Sox's starting rotation. Assuming he can avoid setbacks (he's already had a couple), Price should make his season debut in late May.
May 4 - 4:49 PM

David Price (elbow) is on track for another simulated game on Thursday.

Price faced hitters in a sim game Saturday and "when he walked off he said he felt good," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Assuming he still feels good Sunday, Price will throw a light bullpen session Monday before another simulated game Thursday.
Apr 30 - 9:02 AM

David Price (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters on Saturday.

Price made it through a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday without issue and is finally ready to take the next step in his rehab. It'll be his first time facing live hitters since he came down with elbow discomfort in early March. There should be a better picture on his timetable after the weekend.
Apr 25 - 4:43 PM

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

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

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