Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price Got In Simulated Game Despite Rainout
Despite not being able to go today in Pawtucket, Boston Red Sox ace David Price was able to get a simulated game in the indoor batting cages.
The weather at McCoy stadium did not cooperate for Price to make his first rehab start with the game being called prior to first pitch due to unplayable conditions on the field. The Red Sox made it clear that no-matter what Price was going to get a “game” in so he took to the cages to pitch a simulated contest to several hitters including catcher Blake Swihart and outfielder Aneury Tavarez.
Price through five simulated innings racking up 75 total pitches and according to reports he has no limits in terms of velocity on all of his pitches. Swihart who faced Price in the cages beneath McCoy thinks the lefty is looking better than ever.
“He looked like he did back then if not better,” Swihart said. “His ball had really good movement and had a lot of life behind his pitches. He spotted up really well.”
David Price throwing simulated game in the cage. Blake Swihart and others standing in. https://t.co/OJP6xijLim
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“The elbow feels good,” Price said. “I have no complaints.”
“You’ll have to ask (Red Sox manager John Farrell). I don’t make the rules.”
As of right now the plan is for Price to pitch 80-90 pitches for the PawSox in Buffalo on Friday and then after that be inserted back into the Boston Red Sox rotation.