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David Price | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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David Price tied his career high with 14 strikeouts while allowing two runs over eight frames in an 11-4 win over the Braves.
Price looked a little shaky early on, giving up three hits, a walk and a run in the first inning. He was mostly in cruise control after that, though, racking up the whiffs by the boatload. It's been an interesting month for Price, as he has a 5.76 ERA but is 3-0 and has a ridiculous 46/8 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Yankees this weekend. Apr 26 - 11:11 PM

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David Price was torched for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Rays on Thursday.

Price was working up in the strike zone and he had the misfortune of grazing Brandon Guyer with a couple of pitches, leading to his very bad day. He's not as far off as his current 7.06 ERA suggests, but he certainly has been a first-month disappointment to kick off his $217 million contract.
Apr 21 - 6:05 PM

David Price allowed two runs over seven innings, striking out nine, in the Red Sox' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Price yielded six hits without issuing a walk, more like vintage Price than his loss to the Orioles his last time out. Price moved to 2-0 in three starts, owning a 4.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27/4 K/BB ratio. A meeting with his former team, the Rays, is on tap for Thursday.
Apr 16 - 7:39 PM

David Price gave up five runs over five innings against the Orioles on Monday.

The southpaw had never allowed more than three runs in his previous 11 starts at Fenway Park, so of course he gave up five runs in his first start in Boston as a member of the Red Sox. All five runs scored in the third inning, the big blow of which was a three-run homer by Mark Trumbo. Price fanned eight and walked a pair in the no-decision. He’ll look for improvement this weekend in another home start, this time against the Blue Jays.
Apr 11 - 5:54 PM

Thursday's rainout will push David Price's next start back to Monday.

He'll throw against the Orioles in Boston's home opener. Price could have pitched Sunday on normal rest against his former team the Blue Jays but manager John Farrell wants to keep the rotation intact. Joe Kelly, who was scheduled to pitch Thursday's rained out game in Cleveland, will toe the rubber Friday, followed by Rick Porcello on Saturday and Steven Wright Sunday in the series finale.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 7 - 7:59 PM

David Price struck out 10 batters over six innings of two-run ball Tuesday as the Red Sox scored a season-opening victory over the host Indians.

Price was supposed to pitch on Monday, but that game had to be postponed because of wet and frigid conditions in Cleveland. The temperature remained near-freezing on Tuesday and that may have slightly affected Price's command, but it also probably made his pitches harder to hit. He gave up both earned runs in the bottom of the fourth -- the first on a Yan Gomes RBI single and the second on a Marlon Byrd sac fly. Price will get the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre next.
Apr 5 - 4:29 PM

David Price's opening start has been moved to Tuesday due to wet conditions in Cleveland on Monday.

And this means he will make his second start Sunday in Toronto, instead of Saturday, with Steven Wright picking up an opening-week nod. Price will debut versus Indians ace Corey Kluber on Tuesday afternoon at Progressive Field, assuming the weather cooperates.
Apr 4 - 2:39 PM

David Price pitched four innings and allowed one run Wednesday against the Pirates in his final spring tuneup.

Price heads into his Monday start in Cleveland with a 2.81 spring ERA. It'll be an interesting one for him; Price famously had a terrible start in the snow against the Yankees last April and temperatures are expected to be around freezing for the opener.
Mar 30 - 6:12 PM

David Price will start Opening Day against the Indians next Monday.

That was the expectation all along, but Red Sox manager John Farrell finally made it official Tuesday morning. Clay Buchholz is slated to start the second game of the season and will likely be followed by Joe Kelly.
Mar 29 - 9:53 AM

David Price yielded two runs in three innings Thursday against the Twins in his spring debut.

The runs came on back-to-back homers from Eduardo Escobar and Kurt Suzuki in the second inning. That's as many homers as Price had allowed in 42 1/3 innings over the last two springs combined.
Mar 10 - 3:54 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM reports that David Price was shocked that the Blue Jays didn't make him an offer.

Price reportedly wanted to go back to the Jays and was very surprised that they didn't at least open up discussions about a potential return. Bowden also notes that the Cardinals and Cubs were the only other teams to submit offers, while the Dodgers and Giants were interested as well, but only after the Zack Greinke situation played out.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract.

The deal was officially announced after Price passed a physical, and the Red Sox also confirmed that the contract includes an opt-out clause after the 2018 season. It's obviously a boatload of money to pay a 30-year-old pitcher, but Price has been very durable during his career and the Red Sox were in desperate need of an ace. The left-hander finished second in the American League Cy Young race in 2015, posting a 2.45 ERA and 225/47 K/BB ratio over 220 1/3 innings for the Tigers and Blue Jays.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Price have agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract.

New general manager Dave Dombrowski was dead-set on getting an ace this winter, and he's locked up the best one on the market to a record-setting contract. The deal just barely edges out Clayton Kershaw's contract for the highest ever for a pitcher and is the seventh-richest contract for any player in history. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the deal also contains an opt-out clause after the third year. Guaranteeing any 30-year-old pitcher this much money is a big risk, but Price at the very least should give Boston a frontline stud for a few years.
Source: Boston Globe
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:57:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants and Red Sox have the most interest in free agent left-hander David Price.

For what it's worth, the Blue Jays aren't expected to be a major factor. ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier Wednesday that there's a "high expectation" among executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will have the highest offer. However, Rosenthal notes that Price "values comfort even more than most players" and Boston might not be his ideal fit. That could obviously change if Boston blows him out of the water with an offer, but with the number of teams involved in the bidding, it would be a shock if he doesn't land a contract north of $200 million.
Source: FOX Sports
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 02:21:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that there's a "high expectation" among executives involved in the bidding for David Price that the Red Sox will have the highest offer.

There's a strong belief that Price will end up with a deal in excess of $200 million, which could give him the biggest free agent contract of the offseason. The Red Sox have an obvious need at the top of their rotation and new team president Dave Dombrowski has acquired him before with the Tigers, so it's a logical fit. However, teams like the Cubs and Dodgers have been considered the early favorites until now. With these kind of numbers being thrown around, a return to Toronto sounds unlikely.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 09:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman