The Red Sox are playing it safe with Price. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Price has not suffered a setback in his recovery from a spring training elbow injury, but the Boston Red Sox will be playing things safely with him.

Price threw a bullpen session last weekend. The next step was supposed to be throwing to live hitters, but Boston has decided to have the southpaw throw another bullpen first.

According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, Price threw long toss in Toronto on Wednesday and is set to throw two simulated innings for a bullpen session on Friday. That has pushed his rehab program back by a week because he isn’t facing live hitters yet.

Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA last season for the Red Sox. The southpaw is in the second of a 7-year deal with the team. It makes sense for the Sox to be cautious with him.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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Clue: Number of wins-Year 

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Cy Young
21 - 1902
Bill Dinneen
32 - 1902
Cy Young
20 - 1903
Tom Hughes
21 - 1903
Bill Dinneen
28 - 1903
Cy Young
21 - 1904
Jesse Tannehill
23 - 1904
Bill Dinneen
26 - 1904
Cy Young
22 - 1905
Jesse Tannehill
21 - 1907
Cy Young
21 - 1908
Cy Young
23 - 1911
Smoky Joe Wood
20 - 1912
Hugh Bedient
20 - 1912
Buck O'Brien
34 - 1912
Smoky Joe Wood
20 - 1914
Ray Collins
23 - 1916
Babe Ruth
22 - 1917
Carl Mays
24 - 1917
Babe Ruth
21 - 1918
Carl Mays
23 - 1921
Sad Sam Jones
20 - 1923
Howard Ehmke
20 - 1935
Lefty Grove
25 - 1935
Wes Ferrell
20 - 1936
Wes Ferrell
22 - 1942
Tex Hughson
21 - 1945
Dave Ferriss
20 - 1946
Tex Hughson
25 - 1946
Dave Ferriss
23 - 1949
Ellis Kinder
25 - 1949
Mel Parnell
21 - 1953
Mel Parnell
20 - 1963
Bill Monbouquette
22 - 1967
Jim Lonborg
20 - 1973
Luis Tiant
22 - 1974
Luis Tiant
21 - 1976
Luis Tiant
20 - 1978
Dennis Eckersley
24 - 1986
Roger Clemens
20 - 1987
Roger Clemens
21 - 1990
Roger Clemens
23 - 1999
Pedro Martinez
20 - 2002
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21 - 2002
Derek Lowe
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