David Price was having a fine 2015 season with the Tigers, but he really took off after getting traded to the Blue Jays in July. In 11 starts with Toronto, Price went 9-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 87 strikeouts over 74 1/3 innings. By thriving with Rogers Centre as his home park, Price showed that he can perform like an ace anywhere, and now he will call Fenway Park home after signing a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox. Owners should look to draft the lefty as one of the top six starting pitchers in Fantasy.
Lefty David Price has agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Red Sox struggled to find an ace last season, so they went out and paid for one this offseason, inking one of the top two starting pitchers on the market to a hefty contract. Price, who went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts with the Tigers and Blue Jays last season, will remain in the AL East and is on track to start Opening Day.
Disappointing starter David Price will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, per John Lott of the National Post. Price was brilliant in Game 2, throwing a shutout through six innings, but he fell apart in a five-run seventh. He will try to reverse that course Friday in a do-or-die battle for the Blue Jays.
Price will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday, John Lott of the National Post reports. Manager John Gibbons wasn't taking any chances with an 8-1 lead in Game 4 of the ALDS, bringing in Price for three innings in relief of R.A. Dickey. Price didn't fare particularly well, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two, but he will be on normal rest for his outing Saturday.
Price will be available out of the bullpen for Monday's Game 4, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. Price struggled in his Game 1 start, allowing a pair of homers and five runs on seven innings, and was seen warming up in the bullpen for Sunday's Game 3. Should the Blue Jays win Monday, Price would be in line to pitch the deciding Game 5, though his availability for that start may come into question if he pitches Monday.
Blue Jays pitcher David Price will not start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Toronto has decided to push Price back to later in the week, not for injury reasons, but simply so its ace doesn't have such a long break between starts. With a win Wednesday, the Blue Jays clinched the AL East title a spot in the ALDS, which opens Oct. 8. Drew Hutchison will start in Price's place Thursday.