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David Price | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 allowed six runs - five earned - and seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts across five innings in a road loss Saturday against the Angels.
It was Price's first loss since June 24, and it was his first non-quality start dating back to June 18. He'll look to bounce back at home next Friday against the Royals in a battle with All-Star Jason Vargas. Price is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA over four starts at home as opposed to 3-2 with a 4.62 ERA across seven outings on the road. Jul 23 - 4:28 AM

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David Price delivered his most dominant start of the season on Sunday, racking up eight strikeouts over eight shutout innings in a victory over the Yankees.

Price scattered seven hits on the night and didn't issue a walk. After getting off to a slow start, the star southpaw is rounding back into form, posting quality starts in each of his last five outings. He sports a 3.39 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 58/19 K/BB ratio over 61 innings in his first 10 starts. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Jul 16 - 11:16 PM

David Price was sharp Sunday in a no-decision against the Rays, scattering five hits and two runs over six strong innings.

He struck out five and walked two. Price was lights out against his ex-mates, holding the Rays scoreless over his final three innings and retiring 10 straight at one point. Despite some heated run-ins with the Boston media in recent weeks, the cagey left-hander has done a solid job for the Sox, pitching to an excellent 2.37 ERA during his three-start unbeaten streak. He’s lined up to face the Yankees next Sunday night at Fenway.
Jul 9 - 4:59 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that David Price did not suffer an injury in his start Tuesday night against the Rangers.

Price left with a trainer after walking the first batter he faced in the bottom of the seventh inning and the lefty appeared to be picking at a finger on his throwing hand as he marched off the field, but all is well. Price was at 106 pitches anyway and Farrell said the trainer came out simply to check on his overall fatigue. Price worked six scoreless innings versus Texas, striking out nine. He'll face the Rays on the road in his final start of the first half.
Jul 5 - 8:42 AM

David Price left his start Tuesday night against the Rangers with an apparent injury.

Price was spotted picking at a finger on his throwing hand after allowing a leadoff walk to Robinson Chirinos to open the bottom of the seventh inning and he exited with a trainer moments later. Price was at 106 pitches, so his night may have been done anyway. The left-hander had worked six scoreless frames at Texas, with nine strikeouts.
Jul 4 - 11:06 PM

According to the Boston Globe, David Price had a heated confrontation with NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley on the team's flight to Toronto.

It's the second time Price has sparred with a media member in the last month following a similar altercation a few weeks ago with CSN New England's Evan Drellich. It's unclear what started it, but Price seems to be at war with the Boston media, refusing to speak to reporters except on days that he pitches. The latest incident led to a closed door meeting Friday with manager John Farrell and President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. Price hasn't pitched up to his usual standards this year but he's been a little better lately, recording quality starts in three of his last four outings. The left-hander is in the second year of a seven-year contract but can opt out after 2018.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 1 - 4:32 PM

David Price allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings, earning the win as the Red Sox beat the Twins 6-3 on Thursday.

Price gave up a run in the first and two more in the fourth, looking like he may be in line for a loss and an early exit. He instead straightened up to keep the Twins off the board for his final three innings of work, allowing just two singles over those frames. He didn't walk a batter while striking out seven on the night, and the win moved the 31-year-old to 3-2 with a 4.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 36/15 K/BB ratio in seven starts. Those numbers aren't very Price-like, but he's getting there. We'll see what he can do against a good Rangers lineup on Tuesday.
Jun 29 - 11:47 PM

David Price (fingernail) threw a flat ground session on Monday.

Price dealt with a cracked fingernail during his last outing, but he'll be fine for his next start. He's slated to face the Twins on Thursday.
Jun 26 - 4:47 PM

David Price dealt with a cracked fingernail during Saturday's start versus the Angels.

It didn't result in an early exit, as Price threw 103 pitches over his six innings. The left-hander has dealt with the same issue before and he's expected to be fine for his next outing.
Jun 25 - 11:24 AM

David Price allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

Price gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five in the largely uneventful start. And even with the loss, there are positives to take from the start that weren't present in recent outings -- mostly, that he walked just one without giving up a homer. He's now given up three runs or fewer in five of his six starts, but a bad game against the Yankees and the fact that he hasn't been terribly efficient makes his 4.76 ERA look worse than maybe it has been in actuality. A date with the Twins on Thursday could cure what ails for Price.
Jun 25 - 12:06 AM

David Price struggled, yet still earned his second victory of the season on Sunday, giving up three runs on eight hits over five-plus innings of work.

Price walked three and struck out three on the night. The Astros scratched out a run against him in the first inning, then Carlos Correa tacked on a solo homer in the fifth. Price was sent back out to start the sixth inning despite having thrown 106 pitches already, and promptly served up a homer to Jake Marisnick before getting pulled. He owns a 5.14 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 24/14 K/BB ratio over 28 innings in his five starts. He'll do battle against the Angels his next time out on Saturday.
Jun 19 - 12:24 AM

Despite dealing with a blister, David Price was able to pitch six innings of three-run ball Tuesday against the Phillies.

It wasn't vintage Price, but he got the job done despite the blister issues. Manager John Farrell said afterwards that he didn't throw in the bullpen in between starts because of the problem. Price has a 5.09 ERA in four starts since coming off the DL. Assuming that the blister is a short-term problem, the ERA should come down.
Jun 14 - 12:05 AM

David Price allowed six runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

It was a night to forget for Price, who allowed more runs and walked more batters than he had in his first two starts combined. Gary Sanchez was his biggest nemesis, accounting for five of the six runs against Price with a pair of homers. Given the success he had his last time out, limiting the Orioles to one run over seven innings, this just appears to be a blip on the radar and not something more serious related to his arm health. Price will look to rebound Tuesday against the Phillies.
Jun 8 - 11:51 PM

David Price pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Red Sox bested the Orioles 5-2 on Saturday.

Price surrendered just three hits, including a solo homer to Manny Machado in the seventh inning, and he walked one while striking out seven. Through two starts, the southpaw has allowed five hits and walked three, good for a 0.67 WHIP. It's still early, but Price appears to be up to his pre-injury form. The 31-year-old will try to keep it going Friday against the Tigers.
Jun 4 - 1:03 AM

Making his season debut, David Price was charged with three runs over five innings in Monday’s no-decision versus the White Sox.

Price surrendered just two hits on the day, but one of them was a three-run homer served up to Melky Cabrera in the third inning. He also walked a pair of batters and hit two in his final frame, needing a double-play ball to escape damage that inning. The southpaw needed 88 pitches to get through his five frames. While he understandably wasn’t overly sharp, Price’s velocity was fine and this wasn’t a bad first showing of the season. The left-hander will take on the Orioles in Baltimore this weekend.
May 29 - 6:49 PM

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