/Red Sox Said to Sign David Price for Record $217 Million

Red Sox Said to Sign David Price for Record $217 Million


After being traded to Toronto in July, David Price went 9-1 and finished the season with a 2.45 earned run average, the best in the American League.

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David Price made his major league debut at the old Yankee Stadium, in the final month of its final season. Some hitters he faced were Xavier Nady, Wilson Betemit and Ivan Rodriguez. Yes, Price goes back a long way with the Yankees, and he will go forward against them for many years, too.

Price reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox on a seven-year, $217 million deal that will be the richest for a pitcher in major league history. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the deal but requested anonymity because the team had not announced it. This presumably ends his hopscotching around the American League. Price has helped the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays to the postseason, getting there in five of the last six…

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