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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 was lit up for eight runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Yankees on Wednesday.
It's his worst outing since the last time he faced the Yankees last August. Maybe they know something no one else does. Tonight, though, Price just didn't look right while trying to pitch in the cold and snow. He threw a ridiculous 51 pitches in the six-run first, though that didn't stop Brad Ausmus from leaving him in; Ausmus didn't even have a reliever up until after Price threw his 46th pitch of the frame. Two more runs followed in the second, and Ausmus finally pulled the plug with two in the third. At least Angel Nesbitt stranded both runners. The incredible thing is that it's April and Price still has a 3.28 ERA despite just giving up eight runs. Apr 22 - 11:38 PM

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David Price didn't get a win but was excellent Friday, spinning eight frames of one-run ball in a 2-1 victory over the White Sox.

Price recorded nine strikeouts, yielded four hits and two walks on the day. Avisail Garcia got to him with an opposite-field homer in the second inning, but that was the only run and only extra-base hit the White Sox were able to muster. The Tigers won it with a walk-off single in the ninth inning by Jose Iglesias after a blown call at second base (and blown challenge opportunity by manager Robin Ventura). Price will take a microscopic 0.40 ERA into next week's outing against the Yankees.
Apr 17 - 5:07 PM

David Price surrendered three unearned runs in the Tigers' win over the Indians on Saturday.

Price threw 8 2/3 shutout innings in his debut Monday against the Twins and he was cruising in this one until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Mike Aviles and Carlos Santana both drew walks and then Yan Gomes reached on a throwing error by Price. Ryan Raburn followed with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Jerry Sands hit a two-run double. Price issued three total walks and struck out six. He'll carry a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA into his start next week against the White Sox.
Apr 11 - 8:33 PM

David Price delivered 8 2/3 shutout innings Monday as the Tigers blanked the Twins 4-0 on Opening Day.

Price was in command all afternoon against a weak Twins lineup, scattering five hits (all singles) without issuing a walk. He struck out six. The left-hander nearly went the distance, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus opted to call on veteran closer Joe Nathan when two men reached with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Nathan shut the door for his first save. Price will try to keep it rolling this weekend in Cleveland.
Apr 6 - 4:10 PM

David Price surrendered seven runs in six innings Tuesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Price struck out five and walked none today. He has a 29/5 K/BB ratio in 25 innings for the spring, but his ERA stands at 5.76 anyway. It'd just be a curiosity if it weren't for the fact that he had similar troubles last year, when he finished with an ERA higher than his career average despite an incredible 271/38 K/BB ratio. Price might need to pound the strike zone a little less this year in order to achieve optimum results.
Mar 31 - 4:07 PM

David Price yielded three runs in 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Orioles.

Price struck out seven and walked none. He allowed three hits, but they were bunched together, resulting in three runs in the fourth inning.
Mar 26 - 3:56 PM

David Price said Wednesday that his agent and the Tigers have had preliminary extension talks.

Price met with his agent on Tuesday night to discuss the situation and it doesn't appear as though anything is imminent, as the southpaw said that he "wouldn't even call it groundwork" on an extension. He's owed $19.75 million this season before hitting free agency.
Mar 25 - 10:02 AM

David Price allowed two runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the Mets.

Kind of like his starts with the Tigers last year, Price racked up the strikeouts -- seven in all -- but still gave up a bunch of hits in the process. He has a 4.38 ERA this spring, even though he's struck out 17 in 12 1/3 innings. Of course, he didn't have Jose Iglesias behind him at shortstop today.
Mar 21 - 5:30 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Friday named David Price the team's Opening Day starter.

Justin Verlander would have been the sentimental choice given that he's started seven straight Opening Days for Detroit, but Price is the right guy. The left-hander is coming off a season where he held a 3.26 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 271/38 K/BB ratio in 248 1/3 innings between the Rays and Tigers. He's slated for free agency next winter after earning $19.75 million in 2015.
Mar 20 - 10:13 AM

David Price threw four scoreless innings and struck out five against the Cardinals on Monday.

Price was coming off a bad outing against the Nationals, but he's been strong in two of his three starts this spring. He ranks somewhere between second and fourth among AL starter for fantasy purposes, depending on how one feels about Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.
Mar 16 - 4:51 PM

David Price was tagged for four runs in two innings by the Nationals on Wednesday.

Price showed impeccable control last year, but it wasn't there yet today, as he walked two batters and threw a wild pitch. He looked just fine last time out against the Mets, so this was probably just a blip.
Mar 11 - 4:36 PM

David Price pitched two hitless innings and struck out two Friday against the Mets.

While it was Matt Harvey everyone came to see, Price looked plenty good, too. He told the Free Press's Anthony Fenech that he's trying a new grip on his curveball, which was taught to him by fellow Vanderbilt product Sonny Gray.
Mar 6 - 5:23 PM

David Price said Sunday that he would not set an Opening Day deadline for contract extension talks.

However, he did say that he'd prefer talks "die down a little bit" then because he'd "rather not talk about it all year long." There's been no known discussions between Price and the Tigers to this point, and the club might not be able to afford locking him up given their other long-term contract responsibilities. The left-hander will make $19.75 million in 2015 in his final season before free agency.
Feb 22 - 8:41 AM

David Price indicated at Tigerfest on Saturday that he's "absolutely" considering signing a long-term contract extension with the Tigers.

He certainly has more leverage in negotiations now that Max Scherzer has signed with the Nationals and the Tigers can't afford to lose their top starter. The 29-year-old southpaw compiled a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 82/15 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings in his 11 starts with the Tigers last season.
Jan 24 - 12:10 PM

Tigers and LHP David Price avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $19.75 million contract.

It's a one-year salary arbitration record. Price earned the raise after holding a 3.26 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 271/38 K/BB ratio in 248 1/3 innings between Detroit and Tampa Bay last season. The left-hander will serve as the Tigers' No. 1 starter in 2015 if he isn't traded before then.
Jan 16 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson