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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cardinals "would want a financial commitment" from David Price before they agreed to trade for him.
The "financial commitment," presumably, would be in the form of a long-term extension. Price is making $14 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter before hitting free agency. It's unclear at this point whether the left-hander would consider such an arrangement before being dealt. The Mariners are also interested in Price, and Cafardo says to "don't rule out the Giants."
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David Price threw eight shutout innings Saturday in the Rays' 5-1 defeat of the Twins.
Price has now won five straight starts -- a career-best streak for the ace left-hander. He struck out nine Minnesota hitters, walked none, and gave up only four hits. Price moves one day closer to the trade deadline with an outstanding 3.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 173/21 K/BB ratio in 155 2/3 innings. If he's still with the Rays, he'll get the Red Sox at home next time out.
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According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Mariners are "having ongoing trade discussions" with the Rays about David Price and Ben Zobrist.
Morosi adds that a deal does not appear imminent. Price is the hottest starting pitcher on this year's trade market and is being courted by every contending team with a decent farm system. The 28-year-old left-hander owns a 3.23 ERA and 164/21 K/BB ratio in 147 2/3 innings this season for Tampa Bay. The versatile Zobrist would also make sense for the M's, who are looking to upgrade at multiple positions.
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David Price returned to action on Sunday July 13.
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David Price pitched eight scoreless innings, holding the Blue Jays to just five hits, and the Rays prevailed 3-0 on Sunday.
Price's start was moved back a day due to illness, but he showed no ill effects in earning his ninth win. The southpaw walked one while striking out five, rattling off his fifth win in his last six decisions. The strong string of starts leaves him with a 3.23 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 164/21 K/BB ratio through 20 starts. Trade rumors will continue to swirl around him in the coming weeks, but Price should continue to be fantastic -- wherever he's pitching -- in the second half.
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David Price was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illness.
The Rays are hoping that he'll feel well enough to take the hill on Sunday instead. Jake Odorizzi is expected to get the ball on Saturday, on what would be regular rest for him.
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Backed by tremendous run support, David Price cruised to his eighth win of the season on Sunday, allowing just three runs on seven hits over 8 2/3 strong innings against the Tigers in Detroit.
The hard-throwing southpaw punched out six while walking three on the evening. A popular name in trade rumblings, Price is in the midst of another terrific season, posting a 3.48 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 159/20 K/BB ratio over his 139 2/3 innings. He'll make his final start of the first half of the season when he does battle against the Blue Jays at home on Saturday.
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David Price allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in the Rays' 2-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Price failed to register double-digit strikeouts for a sixth consecutive game -- he only recorded a pedestrian nine strikeouts on Tuesday. The southpaw keeps increasing his value, both to the Rays and to their prospective trade partners, as he's now produced quality starts in each of his last seven outings. Overall, Price has a 3.50 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 153/17 K/BB ratio in 131 innings. Assuming he's still wearing a Rays jersey on Sunday, Price will square off with the Tigers in Detroit.
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David Price impressed scouts Wednesday, striking out 11 batters while tossing 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Pirates.
Price became the first pitcher since Johan Santana in 2004 to record five straight 10-strikeout games. The left-hander walked just one and allowed only five hits, having his shutout broken up with one out in the ninth inning when Andrew McCutchen took him deep with an opposite-field shot. Price lowered his ERA to 3.63 and now boasts a sparkling 144/14 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season. Assuming he's still a Ray next week, he'll face the Yankees in the Bronx next.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are interested in David Price.
However, as Rosenthal notes, it seems unlikely that the Halos have the necessary pieces in their barren farm system to get something done. The Angels placed just one player (Taylor Lindsey at No. 93) in Baseball America's preseason top-100 prospects list. Rosenthal says that the Angels are also interested in Jason Hammel, who would be a more realistic option.