His line in the box score? Irrelevant. David Price pitched Friday late afternoon and that was what mattered.

What's more he felt well. Price threw 49 pitches and left to a road standing ovation in the third inning at Bradenton's McKechnie field, having gotten in his first game action in about six weeks after a triceps injury.

"It feels like you're pitching in the postseason with those jitters," Price told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, one of the dozen-plus media covering the Class-A game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Bradenton Marauders.

Price needs at least one more rehab start before returning to the Rays.

Go HERE for the full post by Smith in the Times.