David price took the next step in his rehab from his triceps strain yesterday, playing catch for the first time since injuring his arm. Price made approximately 35 throws with head trainer Rob Porterfield over a five minute span, and said that his arm felt normal afterwards.
“It felt real good,’ Price said. “It felt normal. It was a very positive day.”
Depending on how Price feels later on today will determine when he is ready to go on a rehab assignment, but right now the Rays are hoping to get him back around mid to late June.
A lot has been made of the Rays struggles in the bullpen, but Jake McGee appears to quietly be turning his season around. Over his last eight appearances, he had pitched eight shutout innings with a 2-0 record and nine strikeouts, lowering his ERA from 11.25 to 6.75. Hopefully, he can keep this going and re-emerge as another dependable option in the Rays bullpen.
Kelly Johnson had an excellent game yesterday, going 4-5 with two home runs, two runs scored, six RBIs and a stolen base. And according to Marc Topkin, he also did this:
Kelly Johnson is 1st player in #Rays history to hit two 3-run (or more) homers in same game
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 27, 2013
Congratulations to Johnson for making his presence felt not just in the game, but in the Rays record books as well.