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Making what could be his final start for the Rays, David Price was charged with four runs -- three earned -- over seven frames in a loss to the Brewers.

Price had a 1-2-3 first inning but surrendered a bases-loaded, two-RBI single to Martin Maldonado in the second and as it turned out that's all the runs Milwaukee needed. The left-hander permitted six hits and two walks while striking out six. Assuming he's not traded before then, Price will take a 3.11 ERA into next week's start in Oakland.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a Rays source that the team is "talking and willing" on the David Price trade front.

"[We'll] see if any teams have the desire," the source added. Heyman was told by rival executives that they believe general manager Andrew Friedman "has the guts to deal Price when the team has rallied from nowhere to the cusp of the AL pennant race. A few even suggest that he may prefer to pull the trigger." USA Today's Bob Nightengale has indicated that the Cardinals could have an offer on the table of Oscar Taveras, Shelby Miller and their competitive balance pick in exchange for Price. It appears, however, that the Rays may want even more. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi says that Price is expected to start for the Rays Wednesday afternoon "barring a dramatic turn" in trade talks.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the asking price for Rays left-hander David Price is going up.

As a result, it's very likely that the Rays -- who have also won 10 out of 11 to move back into playoff contention -- will keep Price rather than move him before Thursday. "I believe so," said one person familiar with the team's thinking. "Simply put, it will take more than it would have a few weeks back." Heyman was told by rival GM that Price will either be "sold at 200 percent markup or not moved."

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David Price struck out 10 batters and yielded three runs over eight innings Friday in a win over the Red Sox.

Price was on the losing side of things before the Rays rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. The red-hot Rays have now won eight straight games, so a Price trade is looking more unlikely by the moment. The southpaw has now gone at least eight innings in eight out of his last nine starts. His ERA went up a tick from 3.06 to 3.08 in the win, but he continues to be money for fantasy owners.

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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.