Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, will make a minor-league rehab start on Friday at McKechnie Field when the Charlotte Stone Crabs visit the Bradenton Marauders.
According to the team's website, Price threw a bullpen session Tuesday and felt comfortable enough to schedule his first rehab start.
Rays manager Joe Maddon says it will be a short outing as Price sees his first game action since May 15. He has been out with a left triceps strain.
The Rays have yet to map out a plan for Price, but Maddon said it's reasonable to expect Price will return within a few weeks.
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"I think there's definitely a possibility he could be back before the All-Star break," Maddon said. "The soreness set us back a little bit, but it seems to be back on task right now."
The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.