Boston Red Sox: David Price Makes Progress and Begins Rehab

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 9: Pitcher David Price
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 9: Pitcher David Price /

Boston Red Sox left-handed starter, David Price, finally began throwing again on Monday after being placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 28th.

The Boston Red Sox have been monitoring David Price very closely and had him throwing catch from as far as 60 feet on Monday. Price hasn’t thrown or really even gripped a baseball since last Tuesday, August 15th.

Price has been working out and started his rehabilitation at Fenway Park while the Boston Red Sox are at Progressive Field facing the Cleveland Indians in a four-game series. The Red Sox dropped game one of the series 5-4 and will look to rebound tonight. The BoSox held a 4-3 lead going into the 8th inning but allowed one run in the 8th to tie it at 4-4 and then lost the game in the 9th on a walk-off bunt.

The Boston Red Sox now hold a 4.5 game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East and start a series against them at the end of August. With how close the division already is and how quickly things can change, the Red Sox really could use David Price back in their rotation. Getting him up and throwing was a good first step.

After throwing on Monday, Price is scheduled to throw again on Tuesday but it will depend on how he feels. He hasn’t thrown since last Tuesday due to stiffness in his arm and he was given precautionary rest.

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“Felt like the last couple of days has helped him to get ahead of that (the stiffness) somewhat and put a ball back in his hand,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

With just six weeks remaining, Price and the Boston Red Sox seem to be running out of time for a return during the regular season. They’ve been unable to set in stone any type of rehab schedule and have no real date in mind for a return.

Farrell said on Sunday, “It’s been so fluid that it can’t really begin to get attached to a date. The calendar is where we are, and with each passing day, we recognize that’s happening. But our focus is what David is capable of, and what’s best for him at this point.”

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The Boston Red Sox initially placed Price on the 10-day disabled list back on July 28th (retroactive to July 25th). The diagnosis was left elbow inflammation and Price had already spent the first 49 games of the season on the disabled list with a left-elbow strain. If the Red Sox want their best team on the field for the remainder of the season and the playoffs, they’ll need Price to get healthy. Hopefully, he continues to throw and the rest his throwing arm received pays off.