Some Good News From David Price
Earlier today, David Price tweeted out an injury update about himself. For Red Sox fans, this should be very encouraging.
Threw 45 pitches (all 4 pitches) in pen yesterday. Up and down 3 times with 8 minutes in between each 15 pitches session. Felt great after— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) April 25, 2017
Feel great today. This is my media session. All questions are answered if you have anymore ask manager John— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) April 25, 2017
This is a good thing for a couple of reasons.
For one, he "felt great after" his bullpen session, which is much different from when he felt soreness last week in Toronto. Also, he threw all four pitches and not just fastballs. For a pitcher, once you're beginning to throw all pitches, it's another step in the comeback from an injury. And when it feels good to throw those different pitches, it's even better.
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From a performance standpoint, Price coming back will definitely help the Red Sox. Steven Wright is struggling and since he's a knuckleballer, it's unknown as to if or when he will find his mojo that he had last year. By bringing Price back, the Sox will have the option to give Wright some time to find himself.
Price will probably not be back for a little while, but he is at least on track to be back when the Red Sox proposed he would be back, which is mid-to-late May possibly early June.
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