Rays' Price to pitch Tuesday
Rays manager Joe Maddon announced the news before Friday night's game with Detroit, saying the team feels "pretty strongly" that the left-hander is ready to return from a strained left triceps.
"There's no reason to have him throw those 90 pitches (in the minors)," Maddon said. "He was adamant that he feels great. The medical staff feels good about it."
Price went on the disabled list for the first time in his career May 16. He made two minor league rehab starts with Class A Charlotte.
"I feel good ... I'm ready to go," Price said. "I'm pretty excited. It's good to be part of the team again. It's been quite a while, and I'm ready to get back out there."
Price struggled this year before getting hurt, going 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA. He was 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA last season.
"Just go out there and really almost start all over again," Maddon said. "It's not like he'd been throwing the ball badly, he was not, but the results just weren't there for him overall."
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