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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
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David Price racked up seven strikeouts over seven strong innings in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays.
The All-Star southpaw allowed just one run on eight hits and a walk over his seven frames. The only blemish against him on the afternoon was a solo homer off the bat of Kevin Pillar in the fifth inning. The clear ace of the Tigers staff, and pending free agent, has been terrific again this season, registering a 2.54 ERA and 107/22 K/BB ratio through 117 innings. He'll look to continue that dominance when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday. Jul 4 - 4:33 PM

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David Price's outing Sunday was cut short because of a miscommunication with manager Brad Ausmus.

Ausmus had planned to bring Price out for the seventh inning but he had already gotten undressed. The left-hander took responsibility for the mixup, calling it a "miscommunication on everyone's part." Hopefully Price and Ausmus can get on the same page next time out against Toronto.
Source: M-Live.com
Jun 29 - 2:17 PM

David Price wasn't at his best but took a no-decision Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings in a 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Price recorded five strikeouts and didn't walk anyone, but he exited after six frames losing 4-0. In an odd twist, the lefty reportedly was set to go out for the seventh inning, but he had assumed he was done after six and no one could find the lefty and alert him that he was supposed to keep pitching. Regardless, the Tigers came from behind to bail Price out. The southpaw will bring a 2.62 ERA into next weekend's matchup versus the Blue Jays.
Jun 28 - 4:39 PM

David Price held the Indians to just one run over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.

Price surrendered nine hits and needed 114 pitches to get through the 6 2/3 frames, but he also didn't walk anyone and struck out seven. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 2.42 and he's now 7-2. He'll take on the White Sox at home on Sunday.
Jun 23 - 11:15 PM

David Price allowed two runs over five innings Wednesday before his start against the Reds was cut short by a rain delay.

Price had thrown 72 pitches, so he probably had another two innings left in him if not for the rain. He struck out six and walked one.
Jun 18 - 1:30 AM

David Price recorded his third career shutout on Friday, scattering seven hits over nine brilliant innings against the Indians.

Shockingly, it's the first shutout that Price has had since midway through the 2012 season. The All-Star southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the evening without issuing a walk and needed only 93 pitches to complete his masterpiece. The 29-year-old now sports an outstanding 2.44 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 82/20 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his dominance when he does battle against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Jun 12 - 9:40 PM

David Price helped snap the Tigers' eight-game losing streak on Saturday, striking out 11 White Sox and allowing just one run in a 7-1 complete game victory.

The Tigers have been a mess as of late, but Price stepped up to halt an eight-game losing streak when he took down the White Sox on Saturday. Price walked two and scattered five hits over his nine innings of work. He allowed an RBI double to Alexei Ramirez in the third inning, the only run to score against him in the game. Despite his team's recent woes, he continues to post a strong season and holds a 2.70 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 74/20 K/BB ratio over 83 1/3 innings. Next up, a home start against the Indians.
Jun 6 - 10:34 PM

David Price gave up four runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings on Sunday as the Tigers fell to the Angels for the fourth consecutive game.

Price punched out six on the night while issuing four free passes. He departed after throwing a season-high 121 pitches, leaving the bases loaded with two-outs in the eighth inning and the game deadlocked at 2-2. Unfortunately, Joba Chamberlain was the one tasked with disposing of the inherited runners, and he quickly allowed a two-run single to Johnny Giavotella. Even with the rough outing, Price will bring a 3.15 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 63/18 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the White Sox in Chicago.
May 31 - 11:28 PM

David Price fired seven innings of scoreless baseball en route to a win on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Price scattered five hits -- four of which were singles -- and a walk while striking out three on the night. The Tigers' offense had opportunities to provide him more run support, but they were caught stealing in three of four attempts. Luckily, the one run was good enough to net Price the win. He's 4-1 now with a 2.97 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 57/14 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Price finishes off a road trip against the Angels in his next start.
May 27 - 1:06 AM

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

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.
Source: M-Live.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Drew VerHagen
7Jeff Ferrell
8Joe Nathan