OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
3 days ago

Price (elbow) is showing improved strength and will continue throwing in a cage, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

These are positive signs for Price in his rehab, although there's still no set distance or volume on his throws. It was revealed earlier this week that the veteran left-hander could miss most of April, so the Red Sox appear to be content with taking things slowly and not increasing his intensity too quickly. Manager John Farrell went as far to say that Price's strength is where it was at the beginning of camp. There's still no clear timetable on the recovery process, but it's safe to assume Drew Pomeranz will get an extended stay in the starting rotation to begin the season.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
7 days ago

Price (elbow) may be out until May at the earliest, Evan Drellich of Comcast Sportsnet New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's important to note that the Red Sox have not offered up a timetable for Price, but he will need to go through the process of getting fully stretched out before he's cleared to join the Boston rotation. Price is scheduled to be evaluated again by team doctors Tuesday.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
1 week ago

Price (elbow) will be examined by the Red Sox doctor on Monday to evaluate his arm strength, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price has been slowly working his way back to mound work after experiencing forearm and elbow inflammation earlier in the month, and if his arm is deemed strong enough by the team doctor, he could see an increase in the intensity of his throwing. The Red Sox won't rush Price, however, as they're already planning on the 31-year-old starting the season out on the DL. It's a situation to monitor, and a firmer timetable could be revealed if all goes well with the doctor today.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Price (elbow) took Wednesday off after throwing three consecutive days, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price will play catch Thursday out to a distance of 60 feet, getting in between 30 and 40 throws. The Red Sox have indicated Price is expected to start the season on the disabled list.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Tuesday that Price (elbow) would likely begin the season on the disabled list, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Price was shut down earlier this month after experiencing forearm and elbow inflammation, he received some good news when it was determined that surgery wouldn't be necessary, but the lefty is still without a clear timetable for a return. Though Price was able to play catch on flat ground from about 60 feet Tuesday, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, it's uncertain when he'll be able to resume mound work, and with Opening Day about three weeks away, time is working against Price. Assuming Price indeed winds up on the DL, Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz would all be in line for rotation spots to begin the season.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Price said Monday that he's no longer experiencing any inflammation in his left elbow and is recovering faster than the Red Sox anticipated, Evan Drellich of Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price has been throwing into a net for the last two days, and with the southpaw showing increased flexibility with the elbow, the Red Sox could soon clear him for more intense workouts. While Price mentioned that team trainers told him that surgery would be recommended on the elbow if he were younger, the 31-year-old noted that his UCL feels fine through the treatment he's received so far, and it appears he's nearly regained his full range of motion. Because he's not yet close to pitching in Grapefruit League games, Price seems on track to open the season on the disabled list, but he's hopeful it won't be an extended stint.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Price (elbow) threw 25 pitches into the net in a batting cage for the second straight day Sunday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price will get more treatment Monday and could throw again or could get a rest day after he's evaluated.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Price (elbow) made 25 light throws in a batting cage Saturday, the first time he has thrown since being shut down with inflammation, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price continues to unexpectedly progress faster than expected, but Manager John Farrell cautioned that the ace is still "a ways away" from throwing off a mound. "He's been progressing since the day he came in sore," the skipper said. "But that's all relative, relative to how he feels today and what's being asked of him from a rehab and throwing program standpoint." Nonetheless, Price's ability to go through a regular throwing motion is a great sign for his recovery and a return by Opening Day certainly isn't out of the question. Look for him to ramp up his pitching activities within the next week.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Manager John Farrell says Price (elbow) has a full range of motion and could begin light throwing in the coming days, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Farrell added that Price will participate in simple plyometric exercises Saturday as the team continues to ease him back into action, but this is good news nonetheless. Having a full range of motion is the first step towards rehab progression for the southpaw, though the team will likely put most of the process in his hands instead of rushing him back into action. Continue to monitor Price's status as spring training rolls along.

OUTDavid Price
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Price (elbow) will be re-evaluated by doctors Friday, and the next update on his status should come after that, according to John Farrell, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports. Farrell said his "gut read" was that Price could play catch Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy players and Red Sox brass are exhaling a bit after his reasonably positive prognosis, though the left-hander isn't out of the woods yet. He'll still need clearance to ramp up his activities again as long as his strained left elbow doesn't act up. Price's fantasy draft price will be determined by how much he can do in the coming weeks, though the risk of an untreated elbow injury may hang over him throughout 2017.