Price throws off mound for first time since injuring elbow


BOSTON -- David Price didn't throw a full-fledged bullpen session on Wednesday. But he did reach a milestone greater than, say, throwing a ball off a trampoline, which is how his recovery from his elbow injury began.

Price played long toss at Fenway Park from about 100 feet and then threw off a mound to a standing catcher, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. 

It's the first time Price has thrown off a mound since he woke up with a stiff arm following a Feb. 28 bullpen session in spring training.

“Got on the mound for an additional 25 throws, not with the catcher down, just more for David to feel the slope of the mound under his feet, to throw the ball downhill a little bit more,” Farrell said. “The most encouraging thing is each throwing session he goes through, he comes out feeling good physically. And we’ll look to do the same tomorrow with maybe a little bit more distance to the long toss.

“I think it’s important to categorize it as, it was not to the catcher -- just to feel the slope under his feet.”

Price is to travel with the team to Detroit for a series that begins Friday. 

Farrell previously said Price needs to get out to 120-150 feet before throwing off the mound in earnest.

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