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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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David Price had everything working in a no-decision against the Astros on Thursday afternoon, striking out 12 and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
The Tigers gave Price a 5-0 lead, but despite a very, very strong start, he faltered late (the Astros scored three times in seventh before Price was lifted) and did not factor in the decision, though his team did manage to eke out a 6-5 win in 11 innings. Despite the late disappointment, the 12 strikeouts marked a season high for Price, who now holds a strong 54/13 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings. He allowed just five hits while walking one in the contest. With the outing, Price dropped his ERA and WHIP to 3.32 and 1.21, respectively. A road start against the A's is up next for the ace southpaw. May 21 - 4:51 PM

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David Price allowed three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

The game was delayed by rain after Price threw two pitches, and he gave up a first-inning home run to Matt Carpenter shortly after play resumed. Price then allowed a solo shot to Peter Bourjos in the bottom of the second and another solo shot to Jhonny Peralta in the bottom of the sixth. Detroit wound up winning in the 10th. Price will take a 3-1 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.25 WHIP into his next start at home against the Astros.
May 16 - 7:43 PM

David Price (hamstring) will have his next start pushed back until Saturday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

With an off-day on Monday, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will be able to keep his rotation on regular rest while sliding Price back until Saturday to give him an extra two days of rest. It's an encouraging development after the Tigers' ace sustained a mild hamstring strain after tripping over a bat in the seventh inning of his last start.
May 10 - 6:04 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that David Price has been diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain.

Price underwent an MRI on Saturday morning which revealed the injury. There are no plans for the Tigers to put him on the disabled list, though they will wait until next week to determine when he'll make his next start.
May 9 - 12:52 PM

Tigers manage Brad Ausmus said Saturday that David Price (hamstring) was no longer limping and felt minimal soreness on Friday.

Price had a bit of an injury scare on Friday when he tripped over a bat while backing up behind home plate. As long as he makes it through his next bullpen session without issue, he shouldn't be in any danger of missing his next start.
May 9 - 10:41 AM

David Price sustained a hamstring injury during Friday's start against the Royals when he tripped over a bat while backing up the catcher.

Price may have come out of the game anyways at that point, but was removed after attempting to throw a couple of warmup pitches in the seventh. It's unclear how much, if any, time the All-Star southpaw may miss with the injury.
May 8 - 10:56 PM

David Price gave up a career-worst 13 hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday.

Price allowed five runs (four earned) on the night while striking out just one batter. Most of the damage against him came during a four-run uprising in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run bomb by Salvador Perez. Even with the rough outing, Price still owns a respectable 3.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 33/10 K/BB ratio through 46 1/3 frames on the year. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Twins on Thursday.
May 8 - 10:39 PM

David Price befuddled the Royals with a complete game on Saturday, allowing just five hits and one run for a 2-1 win.

Price was locked in from the start and the Royals never mounted a serious threat against the ace southpaw, with the only run of the game coming on a ninth-inning home run by Lorenzo Cain. Price allowed just five hits and struck out three without walking a batter. The strong outing dropped his ERA to 2.93, with a 1.10 WHIP and 32/10 K/BB ratio over 40 innings. Price's numbers are around where you'd expect them to be as we start into the warmer months. He will try to pitch similarly well when he faces off with the Royals again in his next outing.
May 2 - 11:13 PM

David Price picked up his second win of the season, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings versus the Twins on Monday.

It was, at least, an improvement over the shellacking Price took against the Yankees on Wednesday. The Twins were only able to pick up a run here and there, scoring once in the first, fifth, and seventh innings. The lefty gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out seven on the evening. Price will bring a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 29/10 K/BB ratio over 31 innings into a weekend start in Kansas City against the Royals.
Apr 27 - 11:38 PM

David Price was lit up for eight runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Yankees on Wednesday.

It's his worst outing since the last time he faced the Yankees last August. Maybe they know something no one else does. Tonight, though, Price just didn't look right while trying to pitch in the cold and snow. He threw a ridiculous 51 pitches in the six-run first, though that didn't stop Brad Ausmus from leaving him in; Ausmus didn't even have a reliever up until after Price threw his 46th pitch of the frame. Two more runs followed in the second, and Ausmus finally pulled the plug with two in the third. At least Angel Nesbitt stranded both runners. The incredible thing is that it's April and Price still has a 3.28 ERA despite just giving up eight runs.
Apr 22 - 11:38 PM

David Price didn't get a win but was excellent Friday, spinning eight frames of one-run ball in a 2-1 victory over the White Sox.

Price recorded nine strikeouts, yielded four hits and two walks on the day. Avisail Garcia got to him with an opposite-field homer in the second inning, but that was the only run and only extra-base hit the White Sox were able to muster. The Tigers won it with a walk-off single in the ninth inning by Jose Iglesias after a blown call at second base (and blown challenge opportunity by manager Robin Ventura). Price will take a microscopic 0.40 ERA into next week's outing against the Yankees.
Apr 17 - 5:07 PM

David Price surrendered three unearned runs in the Tigers' win over the Indians on Saturday.

Price threw 8 2/3 shutout innings in his debut Monday against the Twins and he was cruising in this one until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Mike Aviles and Carlos Santana both drew walks and then Yan Gomes reached on a throwing error by Price. Ryan Raburn followed with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Jerry Sands hit a two-run double. Price issued three total walks and struck out six. He'll carry a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA into his start next week against the White Sox.
Apr 11 - 8:33 PM

David Price delivered 8 2/3 shutout innings Monday as the Tigers blanked the Twins 4-0 on Opening Day.

Price was in command all afternoon against a weak Twins lineup, scattering five hits (all singles) without issuing a walk. He struck out six. The left-hander nearly went the distance, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus opted to call on veteran closer Joe Nathan when two men reached with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Nathan shut the door for his first save. Price will try to keep it rolling this weekend in Cleveland.
Apr 6 - 4:10 PM

David Price surrendered seven runs in six innings Tuesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Price struck out five and walked none today. He has a 29/5 K/BB ratio in 25 innings for the spring, but his ERA stands at 5.76 anyway. It'd just be a curiosity if it weren't for the fact that he had similar troubles last year, when he finished with an ERA higher than his career average despite an incredible 271/38 K/BB ratio. Price might need to pound the strike zone a little less this year in order to achieve optimum results.
Mar 31 - 4:07 PM

David Price yielded three runs in 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Orioles.

Price struck out seven and walked none. He allowed three hits, but they were bunched together, resulting in three runs in the fourth inning.
Mar 26 - 3:56 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan