I love late breaking news on a Tuesday!
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe broke the news first that the Red Sox have agreed to a 7-year, $217 million contract with left-hander David Price and according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, there’s an opt-out clause after year three (2018).
Price, who turned 30 in August, was 9-1 in 11 starts with a 2.30 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays in the second half of the season. Before he was traded and helped lead the Jays to an AL East division title, Price was with the Detroit Tigers where he started in 21 games and was 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA.
Price’s contract is the seventh-largest in MLB history and his deal is the most-ever for a pitcher beating out Clayton Kershaw‘s $215M contract.
Price is now on his third Al East team after being with the Rays from 2008-2014 and the Jays in 2015. Who knows? Maybe after he opts out in 2018, because that will probably happen, he can try and sign with the Orioles!…