David Price has missed the last three weeks with a right hamstring strain. While speaking with reporters on Friday, he said he feels good and is ready to return.
“I feel like I’m ready to go,” he said to reporters. “I know how I’m going to feel tomorrow by how I felt on the mound and how I feel now. Everything feels completely normal, if not better than normal. I’d love to get back out there and help these guys win as soon as possible. We haven’t discussed our next steps yet.”
Price threw to hitters on Friday, throwing about 30 pitches. He said he threw the ball and he felt good following the outing. After missing three weeks, he’s now checked all the boxes and is ready for his next task.
Manager Dave Roberts said that the next step for Price is either an activation or another session of throwing to hitters, but they haven’t decided yet.
Price said that he hurt his hamstring after allowing a single to Jake Cronenworth when he faced the Padres on April 26. He said that he didn’t want to call a trainer out. He felt if nobody could see a difference in how he looked, he was okay to continue to throw.
Why Price donated his ring
As many of you remember, Price announced that he would be donating his World Series ring and auctioning it off, with proceeds benefiting The Players Alliance. Yesterday, he was asked about his decision to donate his ring.
“I wasn’t apart of winning that ring,” he said. “I made my decision [to sit out]. Personally, I didn’t think I deserved to get one. They wanted me to still receive one. I thought it was a very good idea and something that would help a lot of up and coming baseball players.”
The Players Alliance launched in June 2020 and features more than 150 current and former Black professional baseball players. The organization’s mission statement is “to create an inclusive culture within baseball and the community ... to elevate racial equality and provide greater opportunities for the Black community.”
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