BOSTON — David Price resumed throwing Tuesday, playing catch for the first time since he went to the disabled list with left elbow inflammation on Friday.
How quickly the lefty can get back on a mound and in a game is not clear, but it seems safe to assume it’ll take at least a couple weeks before he’s back with the Sox.
“Twenty five throws at 60 feet,” Sox manager John Farrell said. “Would look to maybe increase the distance of that tomorrow. But this will be a gradual building back out to tolerance. But felt good enough today to put a ball back in his hand, so an encouraging day.”
Farrell said on Friday that he was hopeful Price would play catch Monday or Tuesday, so he seems to be moving at an expected pace.
The bullpen, meanwhile, could get another lift this weekend, when Joe Kelly could return from the disabled list. He’s to start a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Carson Smith is to face hitters on Thursday and could begin his own rehab assignment on the weekend.