Report: Pitcher David Price, Rays Agree
Vanderbilt product, and most recently the American League Cy Young Award Winner, David Price has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to avoid salary arbitration.
The young ace’s deal with the Rays has been reported to be worth a little more than $10M. The organization is expected to announce their deal with the 27-year-old later this week. Price will be eligible for free agency following the 2015 season.
Price, the Rays longest tenured starting pitcher, has been an integral piece to the Rays rotation over the past few seasons. He has risen through the ranks of the organization to become a potential franchise face of the team alongside teammate Evan Longoria.
Longoria recently inked a $136.6 million, 10-year contract with the Rays.
The Rays have potential to crash the party in a competitive AL East division this upcoming season with solid pitching and quality production from their homegrown and acquired young talent.
The Blue Jays are the heavy favorites by popular demand but Price and Longoria will have something to say about this come late March.
Joseph Turuseta | Elite.