David Price

Rays pitcher

Rays pitcher

David Price

David Price is a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The first overall selection in the 2007 draft, Price pitched out of the bullpen during the Rays' run through the 2008 playoffs and helped send the Rays to the World Series with a save in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. The left-hander was the American League starter for the 2010 All-Star Game and won the AL Cy Young Award after a 20-win season in 2012. The Rays once gave out miniature versions of Price's French bulldog, Astro, whose popularity nearly rivals his owner's.



  1. Trade David Price. Now.

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    You have to do it, and you have to do it now. Trade David Price. I know. If you're a Rays fan, that stinks. When you draw up blueprints to build championship ball clubs, you look to get pitchers such as Price, not get rid of them. He's the ace of the Rays staff, a leader in the clubhouse and …

    As hard as it is to admit, trading David Price before Thursday's 4 p.m. trade deadline really is the best thing for the Rays, Tom Jones writes. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  2. Rays' loss to Brewers fuels David Price trade speculation

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    ST. PETERSBURG — One way or another, David Price will be involved in a trade today.

     Rays starting pitcher David Price leaves the mound and heads off the field for what could be the last time in a Rays uniform after the final out of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  3. Rays' David Price awaiting fate as trade deadline approaches

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    ST. PETERSBURG — It may be no consolation, but David Price goes into today's start at least knowing there soon will be resolution on his trade status with Thursday's 4 p.m. deadline for nonwaiver deals.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) after the top of the third inning of the Boston Red Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 25, 2014.
  4. Rays can't keep this up, can they?

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    Big game. Big series.

    Huge win.

    Rays vs. Red Sox. Even normally sleepy Tropicana Field had a bit of buzz to it Friday night. Okay, so it wasn't Fenway Park, and it didn't quite feel like October, but it did feel like a game that mattered.

    It’s a team high-five after the Rays win their eighth straight and go to 20-5 for the past month.
  5. Rays beat Red Sox 6-4 for eighth straight win

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    ST. PETERSBURG — In the Rays' opening game of a pivotal home series against a fierce, bitter rival, manager Joe Maddon liked the fire he saw with ace David Price and slugger Evan Longoria leading the charge in Friday night's 6-4 comeback win over Boston.

    The Rays’ Brandon Guyer and Red Sox’s David Ross look to umpire Bill Miller on Evan Longoria’s three-run double in the seventh.
  6. Cardinals fans show curiosity about Rays' David Price

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    ST. LOUIS — About 10 Rays walked over to Busch Stadium on Sunday night for the rare opportunity to sit in the stands and watch a big-league game as they took in the final few innings of the Cardinals-Dodgers game.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) in the first inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
  7. David Price pitches complete game as Rays rout Twins

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays left-hander David Price impressively earned a complete game in a 7-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.

    But his protective cup deserves a save.

  8. David Price eagerly prepares for next start

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    ST. PETERSBURG — LHP David Price enters tonight's start against the Twins hoping to kick off a series better than he did Thursday in a loss to the Yankees.

    David Price (2-1, 4.39) said he's happy the Rays tweaked the rotation, moving him up from Wednesday to keep him on his usual five-day schedule.
  9. Rays believe pieces in place for success

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    PORT CHARLOTTE

    Before there were pitchers, before there were catchers, before there were green fields waiting for a team to begin work upon them, there was a singular belief in tomorrow.

  10. Rays' Price expects to be traded in offseason

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The symbolism was ominous, even if the timing was innocent. By the time the Rays opened their clubhouse to the media Wednesday, 13 hours after their season ended in a loss to Boston, David Price had already emptied out his locker and left the building.

    Pitcher David Price says the Rays’ history makes him believe the team will consider trading him in the offseason.