Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 6/4/13

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 so far. He’s doing very well.  He’s right on track. When we get back into town Friday will probably be the first time he gets on the mound and throws a bullpen session.  So without getting too specific on the time frame, he’ll probably have to throw a minimum of three bullpen sessions.  He’ll probably throw a simulated game and then he’ll probably have to make couple of appearances in the minor leagues to build himself back up to six innings and 95 or 100 pitches. Since being placed on the disabled list on May 16, the Rays are 11-6 but have won seven of their last eight games. In those eight games, the Rays pitching staff has allowed an average of 3.5 earned runs per game. To hear Jim Hickey talk more about Price, Jeremy Hellickson, and other pitchers, listen below. The post Price will not return until end of June appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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