ST. PETERSBURG -- David Price is close to resuming his season.
The Rays prospect did not begin the season with Class A Vero Beach as expected due to left elbow soreness and has been on a rehab assignment in St. Petersburg. He threw Monday, and according to Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the club expects Price to throw five innings "later in the week" in an extended Spring Training game.
"And from there, we'll monitor [the situation]," Friedman said. "But my best guess now is that we'll be sending him out [likely to Class A Vero Beach after the five-inning stint]."