David Price SP TB 5 Days

David Price dominated in Friday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out 10 in 8 1/3 innings.

Price carried his shutout into the ninth inning until Joey Votto launched a one-out solo homer to get the Reds on the board and chase Price from the game. He's been terrific in the early going, compiling a 2.91 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 22/2 K/BB ratio through his first 21 2/3 innings. He'll look for more of the same when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Wednesday.

David Price SP TB 16 Days

David Price held the Blue Jays to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in Monday's 9-2 victory.

Price was cruising all afternoon until the eighth, when he allowed a leadoff single and then a pinch-hit, two-run homer to Erik Kratz. The left-hander yielded just four singles and a walk over the seven frames before that and ended the day with six punchouts. He'll try to keep it going this weekend this weekend against the Rangers.

David Price SP TB 21 Days

David Price allowed three runs in four innings of work in his final start of the spring Wednesday.

Price gave up five hits and a walk, striking out five. The mediocre outing caused his ERA to jump almost a full run, as he owned a brilliant 2.70 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over his first 13 1/3 innings of play this spring. Price is poised for another ace-like season in 2014.

David Price SP TB 1 Month

David Price pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball and fanned seven in the Rays' 8-4 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

It was a very impressive spring outing from the 2012 AL Cy Young winner. Price still had the shutout intact when he left, but Heath Bell allowed both inherited runners to score after coming on in the seventh.

David Price SP TB 1 Month

David Price was named the Rays' Opening Day starter Thursday by manager Joe Maddon.

A mere formality. Price was the obvious choice for the honor after posting a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, and 151/27 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay. He won the 2012 American League Cy Young Award and should again be a fantasy ace in 2014.

David Price SP TB 1 Month

David Price fanned eight while allowing one run and three hits in five innings Tuesday in a win over the Twins.

Not too shabby. The one run came on a homer from Jason Kubel, which does rate as a surprise. Last year, Price gave up just two homers to left-handed hitters and Kubel didn't have any in 37 at-bats versus southpaws.

David Price SP TB 1 Month

David Price was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League start on Thursday due to rainy conditions.

Price will throw an indoor simulated game instead to stay on track with his normal spring routine. The 28-year-old left-hander posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, and 151 strikeouts in 186 2/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay and will be aiming for another big year in 2014 as he moves one step closer to free agency. Price is arbitration-eligible for the fourth and final time in 2015.

David Price SP TB 2 Months

David Price said there's no cause for concern after he chose to skip a bullpen session Wednesday.

"Just took a day off," Price said. "I didn't see the need to throw three bullpen sessions in the first five days of camp. I thought some other guys would take a day off, too." The decision raised some eyebrows, but it appears there's no reason to think anything is wrong with the left-hander. Rays manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey confirmed there's nothing to worry about with the 28-year-old. Nothing to see here.

David Price SP TB 3 Months

Rays and LHP David Price avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million contract.

It's a nice bump from the $10.113 million salary that Price earned in 2013 while posting a 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP and 151/27 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings. He'll be eligible for arbitration for the fourth and final time in 2015 before hitting the free agent market the winter before the 2016 season. Price could become trade bait at some point this summer if the Rays aren't as competitive as they hope to be.

David Price SP TB 3 Months

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times suggests Rays general manager Andrew Friedman's desire to "keep the band together" could mean they'll keep David Price through the offseason.

Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey said it would be surprising if Price wasn't with the team on Opening Day. "I wouldn't drop over dead if he ended up traded, but I'd be surprised," Hickey said. "We're going to have a damn good team, and he's a leader of the pitching staff. Even if you can cash that in for a couple of prospects, I would be a little bit surprised." There have been very few rumblings about Price's future in recent weeks as the market waits for the Masahiro Tanaka decision to play out, but it's possible the Rays are also coming around on the idea of keeping Price and fielding another contender in 2014. There's still plenty of time for a deal to come together, but each day that passes is one day closer to the start of the season with Price in a Rays uniform.