David Price entering crucial week on his rehab calendar

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BOSTON - David Price's scheduled bullpen session Wednesday is to bring him up to 35 pitches, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday afternoon on MLB Network Radio.

Farrell said he's been encouraged by both how Price has felt after his throwing sessions and the intensity Price has thrown even off the mound, when playing long toss.

"Hopefully we’re on a steady progression from this point forward," Farrell said on the SiriusXM station. "It’s fair to say that you can’t skip too many steps. So what that means in terms of number of starts, I think that all remains to be seen here. This week will have a lot to do with how that’s all going to shape up, ad maybe the forecast or the calendar going forward. So, I don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves but I think the most important thing is he’s feeling pretty darn good."

Farrell on Monday said Price might try to work in his breaking ball on Wednesday off the mound. He did not do that Monday, Farrell said.

Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said on the NESN telecast Monday that it was possible Price could face hitters — which could mean simply a sim game or live batting practice — as early as next week. 

 

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