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David Price announces he will not opt out of Red Sox contract: 'I'm not going anywhere'

John Tomase
October 31, 2018 - 10:49 am

David Price has a message for Red Sox fans: "I'm not going anywhere."

Speaking to reporters at Fenway Park before the championship parade, Price said he would not exercise the opt-out in his contract. He had to make a decision by Wednesday.

"I’m opting in. I’m not going anywhere," he told reporters, including WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. "I want to win here. We did that this year and I want to do it again."

Price had his best season as a member of the Red Sox, punctuated by a pair of wins in the World Series, including the clinching Game 5. When he beat the Astros in the American League Championship Series, it marked the first victory in a playoff start of his career.

He has four years and $127 million remaining on the seven-year, $217 million contract he signed before the 2015 season.