Found June 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: David Price
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
As we often mention here, there are some pretty specific steps pitchers take in recovering from an injury.  There's the initial rehab phase, there's the playing catch phase, there's the long toss phase, then there's the pitching from a mound phase.  The Tampa Bay Rays will have David Price move to the pitching from a mound phase Friday.  It's a big step in his recovery process. #rays Price is expected to throw a bullpen Friday, his first since his left triceps injury — RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) June 5, 2013 Price suffered the triceps injury back on May 15th.  He had to leave his start, but there was still some hope he could avoid the DL.  That hope vanished the next day when Price landed on the DL with a triceps strains.  Fortunately, there was no significant tear in the triceps muscle.  This allowed Price to begin rehab almost immediately.  Now, he is on to the last major hurdle before the Rays consider sending him out for a rehab assignment. Blogging for Susie Price won the American League Cy Young last season after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA.  This season has not been so great.  In nine starts leading up to the injury, Price is 1-4 with a  5.24 ERA.  No one believes Price will finish with numbers that bad, but he will need to get healthy so he can quickly turn things around. In his career, Price is 62-35 with a 3.29 ERA.  He has been the Rays best pitcher for a number of years now.  He used to have James Shields to help shoulder some of the load of carrying the team, but now it's almost exclusively up to Price when he returns.  There are some good young pitchers on the staff, but Price is the proven veteran. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

Rays' David Price throws first bullpen session Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price threw his first bullpen session Friday at Tropicana Field since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 16 after sustaining a strained left triceps. Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, threw 38 pitches from the mound with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, pitching coach Jim Hickey and left...

Duncan family matriarch passes away

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced today that Jeanine Duncan, the wife of former pitching coach Dave Duncan, has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. Jeanine Duncan also is the mother of Chris Duncan, a former Cardinals outfielder, and Shelley Duncan, an outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. "The entire Cardinals organization was saddened upon hearing...

Reflecting on the Duncan family's strength

ST. LOUIS -- Shelley Duncan was smiling when I walked up to his locker at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training base a few months ago. Of course, Shelley Duncan usually is smiling.We talked about his mom, Jeanine, his brother, Chris, and how unfair life could be that both of them would be diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just 14 months apart.Well, I talked about the unfair...

Evan Longoria connects with Metallica's James Hetfield

As a three-time All-Star, Evan Longoria is a favorite of autograph-seekers at Tropicana Field and elsewhere throughout the majors. However, he will leave Comerica Park with a memorable signature of his own. On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays' third baseman tweeted a photo of a bat signed by guitarist and Metallica co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield was present for the Rays...

Price will not return until end of June

A couple weeks back, manager Joe Maddon said the Rays would be cautious bringing starting pitcher David Price back from the D.L. Today, talking on 620 WDAE’s Ron & Ian Show (interview’s at the end of this post), pitching coach Jim Hickey said that Price may not return until the end of June. However, the team is monitoring him closely and Hickey stated Price is doing good...

Rays do not pass up a catcher with first pick

The Rays do not pass up the opportunity of drafting a catcher with their first pick on Thursday’s First-Year Player Draft. With pick No. 21, the Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo from Lexington (S.C.) High School and at No. 29 selected right handed pitcher Ryne Staneck from the University of Arkansas. Videos of each prospect can be found after the media release from the Rays. Ciuffo...

Rays go with high school catcher Nick Ciuffo at No. 21

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st overall pick in the MLB Draft onThursday. Ciuffo, from Lexington (S.C.) High School, is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound talent who has been compared to Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski. He hit .468 last season with five home runs and 33 RBI. Scouts have praised Ciuffo for his strong arm and quick release...

Rays Draft Nick Ciuffo, Ryne Stanek With First Two Picks

The Tampa Bay Rays drafted high school catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 MLB Draft in hopes infilling a long-standing void  in the organization. Tampa Bay seemingly able to develop pitching at will have not had success at developing a catcher and that’s where Ciuffo comes in.With their second pick in the first round that was compensation for losing B.J. Upton...

Rays' Joe Maddon inspires couple to name son after him

Their tribute began with a stroke of inspiration. At first, the idea seemed more light-hearted than serious. Name their son Maddon, after Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon? Why not? Why wait? The conversation happened last year, before the birth of John and Heather Warwicks first child. The New Port Richey, Fla., couple both big Rays fans had brainstormed baby names and selected...

Matt Moore, Finished or Unfinished

Matt Moore was a tippy-top pitching prospect, and like all tippy-top pitching prospects, he was supposed to become an ace. Based on his current sub-3 ERA and number of strikeouts, he’s arrived at a young age. Based on the rest of the picture, Moore remains at least partially unfinished, as he continues to struggle with command consistency. But that’s “unfinished,” relative...

Tampa Bay’s True Staff Ace

You know all about xFIP, because you read FanGraphs, and it’s a distinctly FanGraphs-y statistic. You don’t quite know how you feel about it. Some pitchers demonstrate an ability to suppress runs more than one would expect. Some pitchers appear to be unusually homer-prone. Lots has been written about the handful of apparent exceptions, but xFIP isn’t trash, as some might suggest...

Tigers' offense stalls in 3-0 loss to Rays

DETROIT (AP) -- Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in another run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support....

Rays Return Home to Face Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays (33-27) had a successful road trip and will head home to battle against the Baltimore Orioles (34-26) for a three-game series this weekend. Tampa Bay is one of the hottest teams in the majors right now going 7-3 in the last 10 games. The Rays just came off a 5-3 road [...]

Orioles-Rays Preview

Since getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays last month, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in baseball. The visiting Orioles will try to keep rolling with a better performance against the Rays in a three-game series that begins Friday night. Baltimore gave up 25 runs in its three home losses to Tampa Bay from May 17-19, part of a season-high six-game losing...

Chris Archer, Rays Bullpen Throttle Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer  turned in seven strong innings allowing two hits and one run and Desmond Jennings is a two run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lead Tampa Bay over the Baltimore Orioles 2-1.Joel Peralta  pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Fernando Rodney recorded his 13th save of the season striking out two in the ninth to preserve the win.Archer ...
Rays News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.