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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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David Price gave up six runs and two homers in five innings versus the Yankees in his first loss Thursday.
Price gave up six earned runs for just the seventh time in 151 major league starts, and with the way the Rays are hitting these days, there wasn't much change of the offense bailing him out. Mark it down as an off night for the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner. Apr 17 - 11:08 PM

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David Price dominated in Friday’s victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out 10 in 8 1/3 innings.

Price carried his shutout into the ninth inning until Joey Votto launched a one-out solo homer to get the Reds on the board and chase Price from the game. He's been terrific in the early going, compiling a 2.91 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 22/2 K/BB ratio through his first 21 2/3 innings. He'll look for more of the same when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Wednesday.
Apr 11 - 10:37 PM

David Price yielded four earned runs in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

The Rays wound up winning the game, but the breakthrough didn't happen until the bottom of the eighth inning so the victory went to reliever Brandon Gomes. Price was not sharp, allowing two runs in the first inning, and single tallies in both the second and fourth. He did strike out six without issuing a walk. Tampa Bay's ace will try for better run-prevention next week against the Reds.
Apr 5 - 10:52 PM

David Price held the Blue Jays to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in Monday's 9-2 victory.

Price was cruising all afternoon until the eighth, when he allowed a leadoff single and then a pinch-hit, two-run homer to Erik Kratz. The left-hander yielded just four singles and a walk over the seven frames before that and ended the day with six punchouts. He'll try to keep it going this weekend this weekend against the Rangers.
Mar 31 - 8:38 PM

David Price allowed three runs in four innings of work in his final start of the spring Wednesday.

Price gave up five hits and a walk, striking out five. The mediocre outing caused his ERA to jump almost a full run, as he owned a brilliant 2.70 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over his first 13 1/3 innings of play this spring. Price is poised for another ace-like season in 2014.
Mar 26 - 10:30 PM

David Price pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball and fanned seven in the Rays' 8-4 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

It was a very impressive spring outing from the 2012 AL Cy Young winner. Price still had the shutout intact when he left, but Heath Bell allowed both inherited runners to score after coming on in the seventh.
Mar 16 - 4:53 PM

David Price was named the Rays' Opening Day starter Thursday by manager Joe Maddon.

A mere formality. Price was the obvious choice for the honor after posting a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, and 151/27 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay. He won the 2012 American League Cy Young Award and should again be a fantasy ace in 2014.
Mar 13 - 10:36 AM

David Price fanned eight while allowing one run and three hits in five innings Tuesday in a win over the Twins.

Not too shabby. The one run came on a homer from Jason Kubel, which does rate as a surprise. Last year, Price gave up just two homers to left-handed hitters and Kubel didn't have any in 37 at-bats versus southpaws.
Mar 11 - 4:12 PM

David Price was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League start on Thursday due to rainy conditions.

Price will throw an indoor simulated game instead to stay on track with his normal spring routine. The 28-year-old left-hander posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, and 151 strikeouts in 186 2/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay and will be aiming for another big year in 2014 as he moves one step closer to free agency. Price is arbitration-eligible for the fourth and final time in 2015.
Mar 6 - 8:58 AM

David Price said there's no cause for concern after he chose to skip a bullpen session Wednesday.

"Just took a day off," Price said. "I didn't see the need to throw three bullpen sessions in the first five days of camp. I thought some other guys would take a day off, too." The decision raised some eyebrows, but it appears there's no reason to think anything is wrong with the left-hander. Rays manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey confirmed there's nothing to worry about.
Feb 19 - 10:41 PM

Rays and LHP David Price avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million contract.

It's a nice bump from the $10.113 million salary that Price earned in 2013 while posting a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP and 151/27 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings. He'll be eligible for arbitration for the fourth and final time in 2015 before hitting the free agent market the winter before the 2016 season. Price could become trade bait at some point this summer if the Rays aren't as competitive as they hope to be.
Jan 16 - 11:42 AM

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times suggests Rays general manager Andrew Friedman's desire to "keep the band together" could mean they'll keep David Price through the offseason.

Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey said it would be surprising if Price wasn't with the team on Opening Day. "I wouldn't drop over dead if he ended up traded, but I'd be surprised," Hickey said. "We're going to have a damn good team, and he's a leader of the pitching staff. Even if you can cash that in for a couple of prospects, I would be a little bit surprised." There have been very few rumblings about Price's future in recent weeks as the market waits for the Masahiro Tanaka decision to play out, but it's possible the Rays are also coming around on the idea of keeping Price and fielding another contender in 2014. There's still plenty of time for a deal to come together, but each day that passes is one day closer to the start of the season with Price in a Rays uniform.
Jan 4 - 10:44 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes the Rays are in no hurry to make a decision about David Price's future with the club.

There were reports, per Topkin, that the team hoped to deal Price before December 31 as to avoid having to pay him $4 million in deferred money, but the payment is actually due next October and the money is owed to Price by the Rays regardless of when he's dealt. The pitching market is at a complete standstill as teams and players await a decision on Masahiro Tanaka, but things will likely start moving once a decision one way or another is made. That includes Price's market, which could heat up considerably if Tanaka stays in Japan. And if a team fails to blow the Rays away with an offer before the season starts, they'll likely hold onto their ace. The Rays still have two years of control over the 28-year-old, after all.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was told that the report stating that the Rays have asked the Indians for Carlos Santana, Danny Salazar and more in trade talks for David Price is "completely off base."

Cleveland Plain-Dealer columnist Terry Pluto reported earlier Tuesday that the Rays asked for Santana, Salazar and possibly even Francisco Lindor for Price, but the report never passed the smell test. The Indians are one of surely many teams that have checked in on the asking price for Price, but the Rays don't appear close to a deal with anyone.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 07:54:00 PM

Cleveland Plain-Dealer columnist Terry Pluto reports that the Rays asked for Carlos Santana, Danny Salazar and Francisco Lindor when the Indians called to ask about David Price.

Santana and Salazar "were starting points," according to Pluto, "and the Rays also wanted some top minor league prospects. I heard Francisco Lindor's name also was mentioned." In essence, that request stopped negotiations. Price, 28, owns a spectacular 3.19 career ERA, 1.16 career WHIP and 8.1 career K/9. The southpaw is under contract through the 2015 season.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger