Price Out At Least Six Weeks

Rays lefty David Price will be sidelined for at least six weeks with what the Rays are calling a strained muscle in his left elbow, according to Baseball America correspondent Marc Topkin and Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times.

"The good news is that obviously it’s nothing significant," executive VP Andrew Friedman said. "We had that sense pretty soon after it happened, but it’s always good to get confirmation. Hearing the report, the biggest delay is just going to be in terms of building him back up, not necessarily getting him healthy."

Price, the top pick in the 2007 draft and the No. 10 prospect in baseball, was supposed to open the year next month with high Class A Vero Beach.