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The Tampa Bay Rays have had an incredible run of health. A lot of that is planning. Ron Porterfield has kept this team near the top of injury stats for the better part of a decade, continuing on what Ken Crenshaw (now with the Arizona Diamondbacks) built alongside Dr. James Andrews (yes, that one) and Dr. Koco Eaton. The team has development plans that work as well, with an integrated approach that is really second to none.
David Price has been something of an exception to how the team builds pitchers. He came fully formed out of Vanderbilt and hasn't looked back. His easy lefty delivery seemed to protect him, but even the best pitchers can get a bit out of whack. It's convenient to say that his early-season struggles were early signs of injury, but there's no evidence for that.
It's more likely that the struggles led to the injury, as Price attempted to make changes that helped effectiveness. Fact is, we don't know because there's no exact method for in-game mechanical measurements. What we have doesn't elucidate things much.
The triceps strain isn't significant, but the consistently conservative Rays pushed Price to the DL to make sure that it didn't become significant. The team has pitching depth to deal with a few starts absence by its current ace. Jake Odorizzi will get the cameo appearances, but expect Price back at the minimum.
Funny story that illustrates just how good the Rays have been at minimizing pitching injuries for a long time. A few years back at the ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course, Ken Crenshaw gave a talk about the rehab process he was using for a pitcher coming back from Tommy John surgery, but as with most medical presentations, no names were used.
Afterward, I asked him how Seth McClung was doing. Ken looked a bit startled and said, "How did you know it was him?" I explained that McClung was the only Ray who'd had Tommy John surgery in two years, so I was hardly Sherlock Holmes for figuring it out.