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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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David Price pitched well, allowing three runs in seven innings, but lost to the Indians on Monday.
Price stumbled in his final inning, allowing a game-tying RBI double and a go-ahead RBI single in what ultimately cost him a win. He gave up six hits and a walk overall while striking out nine. The loss is Price's first as a Blue Jay, as he's now 4-1 with a 2.28 ERA and a 50/8 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings with Toronto. The lefty will host the Orioles in his next outing. Aug 31 - 10:09 PM

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David Price pitched six innings and allowed two runs Wednesday in a defeat of the Rangers.

Price struck out eight in improving to 13-4 on the season. He's 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in five starts for the Blue Jays.
Aug 27 - 12:06 AM

David Price pitched eight innings of two-run ball in a win over the Angels on Friday.

Price moved to 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four starts as a member of the Blue Jays. It's the ninth time this year that he's pitched at least eight innings. Only Corey Kluber, with 10, has done it more frequently. Johnny Cueto is the lone other starter with as many as eight such outings.
Aug 22 - 1:47 AM

David Price lost a late lead against the Yankees in Friday's 4-3 defeat, allowing three runs on 11 hits over 7 1/3 innings.

This came seemingly out of nowhere, as Price had shut down the Yankees through seven innings. Things fell apart when he trotted out to start the eighth, though, as he allowed three straight one-out hits before exiting the contest holding a 3-1 lead. Enter reliever Aaron Sanchez, who promptly coughed up a three-run homer to Carlos Beltran. In three starts with the Jays this season, Price has now surrendered four runs on 17 hits over 22 1/3 innings. Owning a 2.41 ERA and 1.09 WHIP overall, the southpaw ace will head down the lonesome highway to face off with the Angels in his next start.
Aug 14 - 10:25 PM

David Price delivered another outstanding performance in Saturday's victory over the Yankees, scattering three hits over seven shutout innings.

The All-Star left-hander racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon and issued three walks. He has now allowed just one run over 15 innings in his first two starts with the Jays, posting an 18/5 K/BB ratio in the process. He'll look to replicate this fine performance in a rematch against these same Yankees in Toronto on Friday.
Aug 8 - 4:06 PM

David Price fired eight innings of one-run ball Monday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 defeat of the Twins.

It was Price's first start with the Jays and he was absolutely terrific in front of a sellout crowd at Rogers Centre. Minnesota managed just three hits and Price struck out 11 batters before leaving to a standing ovation after the top of the eighth. The only run he gave up was on a second-inning solo homer by Torii Hunter. Price will try for more of the same this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 3 - 3:50 PM

David Price is expected to make his Blue Jays debut on Monday versus the Twins.

The Jays were considering having him start Sunday, but they've decided to keep R.A. Dickey on turn. Price was acquired from the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd.
Jul 31 - 12:28 PM

Blue Jays acquired LHP David Price from the Tigers for LHPs Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd.

Price had been drawing heavy interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs, and Giants, but the Blue Jays beat all the other offers. It's a risky play to give up so much young, cost-controlled talent for what could be a 2-3 month rental -- Price is eligible for free agency after the World Series -- but the Jays feel they can make a postseason push and they've now combined two of the top trade targets on this year's market. Troy Tulowitzki was acquired from the Rockies earlier this week.
Jul 30 - 1:48 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Blue Jays have acquired David Price from the Tigers.

Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd are the three pitching prospects headed to Detroit in return, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. There was talk Thursday morning that the Dodgers were the heavy favorite to land Price, but Toronto simply stepped up with a better package. Price, 29, has a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season. He'll likely be no more than a rental for the Jays, but it's a huge boost to that previously-underwhelming pitching staff.
Jul 30 - 12:35 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays are "closing in" on a David Price trade.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is hearing the same, and says a deal could be consummated soon. Toronto already grabbed Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, and the club now appears to be on the verge of making a major splash in the starting pitching department. Price, 29, owns a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season for the Tigers. He has also been drawing interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, and Giants.
Jul 30 - 12:05 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are "making a major push" for David Price.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale wrote earlier that some MLB executives are "absolutely convinced" Price is going to wind up with the Dodgers, but the Jays appear prepared to make Los Angeles work for it. Price, 29, is the biggest fish on the starting pitching market now that Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto have both been dealt.
Jul 30 - 11:45 AM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, MLB executives are "absolutely convinced" that Tigers lefty David Price is going to wind up with the Dodgers.

Nightengale suspects that Los Angeles will fork over top pitching prospect Julio Urias to get it done. Price is also drawing heavy interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Blue Jays, but the Dodgers have the young talent to beat all the other suitors. And they'll be a good bet to lock Price up long term once they have him in their grasp.
Jul 30 - 9:37 AM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants and Blue Jays are the four main teams vying to acquire David Price from the Tigers.

All four teams have been in contact with the Tigers. In a move that came as a surprise to virtually no one, Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday that the Tigers would listen to offers on their impending free agents, which immediately added another elite hurler to the trade market. With four big market clubs in the bidding, expect the Tigers to net a decent haul for the All-Star left-hander.
Jul 29 - 9:46 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays have spoken to the Tigers about David Price on Wednesday.

It doesn't come as a surprise, as they had been rumored to have interest in the All-Star southpaw and the Tigers officially announced their stance as sellers on Wednesday. Expect talks to continue as several clubs vie to acquire one of the top arms in the market.
Jul 29 - 9:41 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Tigers called teams Wednesday to tell them they were "rebooting" and will listen to trade offers for David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and others.

One of the big questions this week has been whether the Tigers will be buyers or sellers at the deadline, and now we have our answer. Price instantly becomes one of the most attractive trade chips and will surely bring a boatload even though he's slated for free agency after the season. Cespedes should also bring back quite a bit and the Tigers figure to shop Joakim Soria and others, as well.
Jul 29 - 3:33 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Drew Hutchison
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Mark Lowe
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Aaron Loup
9Jeff Francis
10Ryan Tepera