Red Sox starter David Price threw a bullpen on Monday, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. It marked the first time he threw off a mound to a crouching catcher since February 28, as the lefty has been dealing with an elbow injury.
Price sounded optimistic about the results. He said, “It feels really good right now. So, everything that’s happened the past couple weeks has all been good for my confidence and just the mental aspect of it, so it all feels good.”
Manager John Farrell said Price will throw another bullpen on Wednesday with the goal of increasing the intensity of Price’s pitching. The Red Sox still don’t have a timetable for Price’s recovery, but he isn’t expected to return until May at the earliest, according to Jennings.
Price, 31, is in the second year of a seven-year, $217 million contract signed with the Red Sox in December 2015. He was hoping to rebound from a disappointing first season — by his standards — with the Red Sox, as he finished with a 3.99 ERA in 35 starts.