David Price says he is ready to return for Rays

David Price said he is ready to return to the Tampa Bay Rays after a strong rehab outing on Wednesday.

According to MLB.com, Price threw five shutout innings and struck out eight batters and walked one while allowing two hits for Class-A Charlotte.

When asked if he needs another outing Price said he thought he was ready to return to the Rays. “I don’t think so. Obviously, that’s not my decision. I don’t know what the plan is. But they’ve had one for a while. I just take it day by day. I didn’t even know how many pitches I was going to throw until this morning,” he said.

According to CBS Sports, Price has been on the disabled list since May 15 with a strained left triceps. He has struggled this year going 1-4 with a 5.24 earned run average with 49 strikeouts in 55 innings.

The Rays will examine Price on Thursday or Friday and make a decision if he is ready to return.

Price, 27, won the American League Cy Young award last season and had a record of 20-5.

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