ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - AL Cy Young Award winner David Price has thrown his first bullpen session since being sidelined last month by a strained left triceps.
The Tampa Bay left-hander, put on the disabled list for the first time in his career May 16, made 38 throws over eight minutes Friday.
"It was what we were looking for, just come away from this and feel good, have a smile on your face," Price said.
Price is scheduled to throw again Monday and hopes to pitch in a simulated game soon.
"I didn't feel anything in my arm or anywhere else, so it was a good day," Price said. "When you haven't thrown a bullpen, it's a big step. ... They want to make sure that I am 100 percent healthy whenever I'm coming back."
Price is 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 2012.