Found May 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
While it does not seem like David Price will be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff anytime soon, he is at least making progress.  The ace right-hander has started playing catch for the first time since the Rays shut him down with a strained triceps muscle in his pitching arm.  Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had the details yesterday: Fist bump at the end of throwing session for #rays Price with head athletic trainer Porterfield, ~ 35 throws in under 5 mins — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 27, 2013 Playing catch is the first step in the recovery process for any injury to a pitcher.  Price will eventually move toward longer tosses.  Once he feels comfortable throwing off flat ground, he will start throwing from a mound.  Of course, doctors will have to clear him to do so.  His return to the rotation is still a ways off.  If Price has to make any minor league rehab starts, he may be looking at a couple weeks still before his return. Price won the American League Cy Young last season after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA.  He had a rough start this season, though.  So far in nine starts, Price is 1-4 with a  5.24 ERA.  Before he was able to start turning things around, Price suffered the injury.  Fortunately, the Rays have been hanging in there without him. Tampa Bay is 26-24.  They are not exactly where they'd like to be, but with much of the season still to come, the Rays are only five games back of first place.  They could make a run at any time.  They will also be getting Price back eventually.  All they need to do now is hold on.   Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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