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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers, Yankees and Blue Jays are "poised to have an all-out bidding war" for David Price "once they get the go-ahead."

To this point, the Tigers have remained steadfast in their desire to compete for a playoff spot this season rather than be sellers. But, it's getting harder by the day for them to view themselves as real contenders, so they could reverse course soon. Price would be one of a few assets they could barter off, with Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria being a couple others.
Jul 29 - 12:11 PM

David Price lost to the Rays on Tuesday, surrendering five runs in six innings of work.

The Rays jumped on him for three runs in the fourth inning, two of which came on the first of Curt Casali's two home runs. Casali victimized Price again for a solo shot in the sixth. The lefty, overall, allowed seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. He stands with a terrific 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings. If Price remains with the Tigers through the trade deadline, he's on tap to finish out a road trip in Baltimore against the Orioles.
Jul 28 - 11:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers remain in "buy" mode.

However, he also notes that a poor performance in their early-week series in Tampa could lead to them putting David Price on the trade market. They could also shop Yoenis Cespedes if they wind up altering their course. The Tigers are four games out of a Wild Card spot at the moment and are expected to get Miguel Cabrera (calf) back in about three weeks.
Jul 27 - 5:30 PM

Bo McKinnis, the agent for David Price, believes that the Tigers will wait until the trade deadline before making a decision on whether or not to trade the left-hander.

With the Tigers slumping of late, it's getting harder and harder to justify keeping Price and other impending free agents. Still, general manager Dave Dombrowski is likely to wait until the last minute, even if deciding to deal Price, to let the market for other starting pitchers to play out first.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 26 - 9:59 PM

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Giants have expressed interest in Tigers ace David Price.

Morosi notes, however, that there have been "no substantive talks yet" because the Tigers haven't decided whether they're going to be buyers or sellers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Price, who's due to become a free agent in the winter, owns a sparkling 2.31 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 134/27 K/BB ratio in 140 innings this season. He's also thought to have potential suitors in the Dodgers, Cubs, and Blue Jays.
Jul 25 - 4:10 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays, Cubs and Dodgers have all expressed interest in David Price, should he become available via trade.

While the Tigers should probably sell at the trade deadline, they haven't committed to doing so just yet. Set to hit free agency at the end of the season, dealing Price now and getting the best possible return seems the best path for the Tigers to take.
Jul 25 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera