David Price

Blue Jays to acquire David Price from Tigers for three prospects

Rob Bradford
July 30, 2015 - 9:33 am

The Blue Jays, sitting two games out of the American League's second wild card spot at 51-51, have made their intentions clear. They are going for it. After dealing for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki earlier in the week, the Jays sent more shockwaves around baseball by dealing for pitcher David Price according to multiple reports. Going to the Tigers in exchange for the soon-to-be 30-year-old Price will be top Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris. Also reportedly included in the deal will be Jays minor league pitchers Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd. The completion of the trade is pending a physical. While Tulowitzki was acquired to be part of the Jays' foundation for years to come -- under club control through 2021 -- Price is a pure rental for the remainder of the 2015 season. He will be eligible for free agency at the end of this year. It is the second straight year Price has been dealt at the non-waiver trade deadline, with the Tigers having acquired the lefty in a three-team trade with the Rays and Mariners. Price continues to be dominant, posting a 2.53 ERA in 21 starts this season. For more on the deal, and the prospects surrendered by the Blue Jays for Price, click here.