David Price thanks Rays, fans in full page ad in Tampa Bay Times

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Former Rays ace David Price is set to make his Tigers' debut Tuesday night, but he's far from forgotten his time with the Tampa Bay ballclub. Tuesday, he took out a full-page ad in the Tampa Bay Times:

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Price was drafted by the Rays first overall in 2007, arrived late in 2008, was a stud reliever in the 2008 run to the World Series, and has since been an All-Star four times for the Rays. He won the Cy Young in 2012 and finished second in the voting in 2010. He's all over the career leaderboard in Rays history, in fact, it's fair to say he's easily the best pitcher in franchise history.

It would appear that the region and franchise had a big impact on the lefty, too.

Well done, Mr. Price.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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