David Price's time table to return is now public. He is going to make a few minor league starts and then head back to the big leagues. This sounds great yeah, but the question i have is whether or not he is actually ready to pitch for the Red Sox. Is he being rushed due to injuries, or team struggles, or is he ready to rock and roll?
Something in his arm or elbow was clearly messed up. It restricted him from even throwing the ball. That being said, I trust the Red Sox organization. So even though I have my suspicion, and plenty of it, I do not think that price is being rushed back. It is not unheard of that a guy has a faster recover than expected. That is most likely the case here.
I mean this guy has already struggled as a Red Sox pitcher. Do we really need him pitching at say 80% (if he is even at that level)? I would say no... We will however get to see how he pitches in a couple lower-level games.
If Price is able to complete kill it down there, then i will at least be somewhat confident with his return. However, if he can't do that then I will sure as hell have a tough time being confident in his return.
Time will tell. Let us hope the time and the Price is right!