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'General soreness' prevents Price from throwing off flat ground on Friday

Red Sox

BOSTON -- David Price did not throw from flat ground Friday afternoon as the Red Sox had hoped because of what Red Sox manager John Farrell described as general soreness.

Price went to the disabled list a week ago Friday because of a left elbow injury, his second this year. The first one kept him out of games in spring training and for the first two months of the regular season. Price on Saturday described this injury as considerably less severe. Nonetheless, the clock is working against him.

"It's not X days," Farrell said when asked if Price needs time down before resuming his throwing. "I think it's more of kind of a day-to-day situation . . .  He's backing off it right now."

Speaking to CSNNE earlier in the afternoon, Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he did not have a sense of a timetable for Price’s recovery.

“I do not,” Dombrowski said. “Because it’s really dictated on how he’s feeling, when he’s throwing, playing catch, he’s been feeling fine with his elbow. But it’s also a situation where nobody’s going to rush him because his health is too important. So I don’t have a timeframe, but you are correct that the longer that he’s out, the longer it takes to come back, because you have to then build yourself back up. 

“We’ll just have to wait and see, and really the most important thing is first and foremost, that’s secondary to him feeling good and feeling strong and ready to go out there. And we’re kind of leaving that in his hands along with the doctors and trainers.”