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14 David Price SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/210 | Birthdate: 8/26/1985 | Birthplace: Murfreesboro, TN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Toronto | College: Vanderbilt | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $9,831,954 | Owned/Started%: 98/90 | Average Draft Position: 7.89
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Blue Jays flip weekend starts of Mark Buehrle, David Price


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) The Blue Jays have announced that they have flip-flopped starters Mark Buehrle and David Price in the rotation. Buehrle will now pitch Sunday against Baltimore with Price moved up to Saturday.

The decision was made to give Buehrle more rest, according to MLB.com. Buehrle conceded in August that he doesn't generally feel to be in peak condition this time of the season and that 2015 is no exception.


David Price gets first loss with Blue Jays despite fine effort Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Blue Jays starter David Price was strong in his outing against the Indians, but was out-dueled by Danny Salazar in a 4-2 loss Monday night. Price allowed three runs on six hits over seven solid innings. He walked one and struck out nine, in what was ultimately a very fine outing for the veteran left-hander.

Price (13-5, 2.47 ERA) gave up a run in the first inning, and then settled in while his mates got him a 2-1 lead. But he allowed two more runs in the top of the seventh inning, which was enough to earn him the loss.

Price has been everything the Jays could have asked for, and more, since acquiring him at the trade deadline. He has allowed three runs or less in all six of his starts with Toronto, and has pitched fewer than seven innings just once. 


Blue Jays SP David Price continues to excel


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Blue Jays starter David Price gave up a first-inning home run but then settled in to pick up his fourth win since being traded to Toronto.

On his 30th birthday, Price improved to 13-4 on the season. He allowed five hits in six innings while striking out eight batters. 

The six-inning stint was the shortest of Price's five starts with the Blue Jays, and his 95-pitch night was the first time in nine starts that he's thrown fewer than 100 pitches. 


Blue Jays SP David Price posts another fine outing on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Blue Jays starter David Price was strong in his outing against the Angels on Friday. The star left-hander allowed two runs on six hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out nine, throwing 76 of his 109 pitches for strikes. The Jays went on to win the game 9-2.

Price (12-4, 2.40 ERA) blanked the Angels through the first four innings before allowing a run in the fifth. He put up more gooseggs until allowing a solo home run to Kole Calhoun in the eighth. But Price was backed by plenty of run support, en route to the big victory. 

He is now 3-0 with a tiny 1.78 ERA in four starts as a member of the Blue Jays.


Blue Jays' David Price gives up 11 hits in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Blue Jays pitcher David Price took a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday. 

Price pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on 11 hits, the most hits he's allowed since May 8. 

Price didn't walk a batter for the first time since June 28. 


Blue Jays SP David Price awesome again in blanking Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) The Blue Jays hoped for the best when they acquired stud starter David Price from the Tigers at the trading deadline. And that's what they're getting.

Price couldn't have been much better than he was Saturday in Yankee Stadium. He blanked the Bronx Bombers on three hits over seven innings with three walks and seven strikeouts.

The super lefty allowed two baserunners in the fourth and seventh innings, but worked out of both jams.

Price has been lights-out since the deal. He has given up only one run on six hits in 15 innings while fanning 18. He has earned the win in both outings to raise his record to 11-4 in a free agent year.


David Price strikes out 11 in Blue Jays debut on Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) David Price was outstanding in his Blue Jays debut Monday against the Twins, striking out 11 batters in eight innings during a 5-1 win. The left-hander, who was acquired in a blockbuster deal with the Tigers last week, allowed one run on three hits and two walks.

Price (10-4) got off to a great start, as he struck out the first two batters. He did fall behind in the second inning, as Torii Hunter hit a one-out solo home run. But Ryan Goins tied the game on a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning and Price never looked back.

He had multiple strikeouts in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings. He threw 80 of 119 pitches for strikes.

''That was the best atmosphere I've ever been in,'' Price said. ''I've never experienced anything like that.''

Price's 11 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher in his Blue Jays debut, according to the Associated Press. Roger Clemens struck out nine in his Toronto debut April 2, 1997.

''There's guys that kind of separate themselves,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''David's at the top. He's one of those guys. That's what they do.''


David Price to make Blue Jays debut Monday vs. Twins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) David Price will make his Blue Jays debut Monday against the Twins, manager John Gibbons confirmed Friday. The Blue Jays added Price in a blockbuster deal with the Tigers on Thursday.

Tigers trade standout SP David Price to Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Stud southpaw David Price has been traded from the Tigers to the Blue Jays, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Toronto sent three young left-handers to Detroit, including premier prospect Daniel Norris, as well as Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt.

Price is enjoying arguably his best season for disappointing Detroit. He is 9-4 and, if maintained, his 2.53 ERA would be the best of his career.

The 22-year-old Norris has made five starts for Toronto this season and owns a 1-1 record and 3.86 ERA.


Blue Jays making strong push for Tigers SP David Price


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) The Blue Jays are making a strong push for Tigers starting pitcher David Price, sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Blue Jays appear to be the strong favorite to acquire the left-handed starter, per Heyman.

Tigers' David Price suffers second straight loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Tigers pitcher David Price lost his second straight decision to drop to 9-4 on the year, Tuesday against Tampa Bay. 

Price allowed five earned runs, the most he's given up since April 22. He surrendered two home runs, the first time he's allowed multiple homers since May 16. 

Price gave up seven hits over six innings. 


Tigers SP David Price fires eight sharp innings against Mariners


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Tigers left-hander David Price had a strong showing in his start against the Mariners on Thursday. Price gave up two runs on five hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out seven, throwing 77 of his 116 pitches for strikes. 

Price allowed an early solo home run to Kyle Seager in the first inning. But the Tigers were able to take the lead in the bottom half. Price then allowed a second run to score in the seventh to tie the game, which the Tigers would eventually lose 3-2 in extra innings. Price was left with a no-decision in this one.

Price owns a 1.90 ERA over his last six starts. He has allowed more than one earned run in two of those outings.


Report: Cubs interested in Tigers pitcher David Price


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) The Cubs have reached out to the Tigers to discuss the availability of pitcher David Price, sources told CBSChicago.com.

Price used to pitch for Cubs manager Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay. Price is 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA over 19 starts this season.


Tigers SP David Price takes tough-luck loss on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Tigers ace David Price was excellent in his start against the Orioles on Saturday, but he was left with his third loss of the season. Price allowed one run--a Manny Machado solo home run--on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out 12, matching his season-high.

Unfortunately, he was out-pitched by Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who blanked the Tigers for eight innings in the 3-0 Orioles win.

Price (9-3) keeps rolling along in 2015, as Saturday's performance dropped his ERA to 2.32, third lowest in the American League. The 12 punchouts give him 127 on the year, which ranks him fourth in the league.

"He was pretty good from the first pitch," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "I don't think he really wavered. He had his velocity; his changeup was outstanding. Pitch count got up a little early, but as good pitchers do, they find a way to get through seven or eight."


Tigers' David Price earns win in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Tigers pitcher David Price earned the win in Tuesday's All Star Game with a perfect inning of work. 

Price pitched the fourth inning and struck out two. In three All Star Games, he's pitched a total of four scoreless innings, allowing just one baserunner. 

Price became the second Tigers pitcher to win the All Star Game in as many years. Max Scherzer earned the win last season. 


Tigers not close to locking up SP David Price long-term


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2015) Tigers ace David Price, who stated Monday that he doesn't believe he'll be traded, is also not close to signing a long-term deal with the team.

But he's certainly open to it.

"You'll have to ask my agent," he told the Detroit Free Press when asked if the Tigers had contracted his representatives.

Price has won his last five decisions and boasts a 9-2 record and 2.38 ERA that would be the best of his career if maintained.


Tigers SP David Price almost goes distance in dominant showing


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Tigers starting pitcher David Price showed why he is one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball on Thursday against the Twins.

Price, who picked up his ninth win of the year, tossed eight innings, gave up five hits and two runs, though they were both unearned. He struck out eight batters and allowed just three walks.

Price (9-2) has allowed just one earned run over his last 15 innings, while racking up 15 strikeouts.


Tigers announce rotation plans for first series after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez will start the team's first game after the All-Star break against the Orioles, according to MLive.com. He will be followed in the three-game series by David Price and Justin Verlander.

AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


David Price wins fourth straight for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Tigers starter David Price won his fourth decision in a row, Saturday against Toronto.

Price allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings. He's allowed zero or one runs in four of his last six starts.

Price struck out seven and walked one. He hasn't allowed more than one walk in the last five starts.

Price moved to 8-2 on the year.  


Tigers' David Price finishes undefeated June with no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Tigers starter David Price gave up four runs, the first time in eight starts he's given up more than two earned runs.

Price escaped with a no-decision, however, completing an undefeated month of June. Price last lost on May 31. 

Price gave up six hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out five. Price has walked a total of one batter in his last four starts, spanning 26 2/3 innings. 

"It was the best I've felt in any start this year," Price said. "I haven't felt that good all season long, but that's the game we play. I felt like I made some really good pitches and it didn't go my way."


David Price wins third straight for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Tigers starter David Price improved to 7-2 on the season with his third win in a row, Tuesday against Cleveland. 

Price has not lost since May 31. He allowed one run on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday. Price didn't walk a batter and struck out seven. He has allowed just four runs in his last four starts, spanning 29 2/3 innings. 

"I wasn't as good tonight," Price said, "but you're not always going to have your best stuff. That's when you've got to go out there and kind of lock it in, because that's when it's not easy. Tonight was by no means easy."

Price's next start is Sunday, against the White Sox. 


Tigers SP David Price allows two earned runs in no-decision


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Tigers starter David Price took a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Reds. Price allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out six. He looked to be on his way to another stellar performance, but 74-minute rain delay took him out of the game with only 72 pitches thrown.

Price gave up a run in the second inning before serving up a solo home run to Todd Frazier in the fourth. He left the game with his team trailing 2-0, but the Tigers put up a three-spot in the sixth to get him off the hook. 

Over his last three starts, the ace left-hander has allowed three earned runs while recording 25 strikeouts in 23 innings of work. He's scheduled to make his next start on Monday in Cleveland.


David Price throws complete game shutout for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Tigers starter David Price threw a nine-inning shutout to beat Cleveland on Friday. 

Price allowed seven hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out eight. It was Price's third career shutout and first since April 24, 2012. It was his third complete game of the year, matching his total for all of last season. 

"Every pitch, fastball, breaking balls, had so much life," Cleveland's Ryan Raburn said of Price. "And it was almost never in the middle of the plate. Just about everything on the corners

Price shut down Cleveland on 93 pitches, 67 strikes. He improved to 6-2, with a 2.44 ERA. His next start is Wednesday at Cincinnati. 


Tigers SP David Price gets complete-game victory on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) David Price was dominant in his start against the White Sox on Saturday. The Tigers' ace twirled a complete-game gem, allowing one run on five hits in the 7-1 victory. He walked a pair and struck out 11, needing 110 pitches to complete the nine-inning masterpiece.

This was Price's second complete-game victory and second double-digit strikeout performance of the season.  He lowered his ERA to 2.70, as he improved his record to 5-2.

Price actually fell behind first, giving up an RBI double to Alexei Ramirez in the third inning. But he was stellar after that, and the Tigers put up a five-spot in the fifth inning as Detroit put an end to its eight-game losing streak.

Price will look to keep the good times rolling in his next start, scheduled for next Saturday at home against the Indians.