Tigers Trade David Price To Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays have added to their stock yet again. Just days after acquiring All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Jays have now acquired Cy Young Winner David Price.
Thursday morning, just hours after Tigers’ GM Dave Dombrowski stated that he would listen to offers for Price as well as Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria, Toronto was able to make the right deal to secure the left-hander in exchange for lefty prospects Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt and Daniel Norris.
The 29 year old Price will now join a starting rotation that already has R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, Marco Estrada and Drew Hutchison. If the Jays have any chance of making a postseason run then they will need an arm that is not only comfortable in this situation but also a veteran in the American League East.
Price is no stranger to being dealt near the trade deadline. Last year the Tampa Bay Rays traded him on July 31 to the Detroit Tigers after he made his final start at Tropicana Field, just like he did this week.
The 29 year old is a free agent at the end of 2015 and with a hefty contract looming it will be interesting to see what teams will throw their hat in that ring.
The Tigers are also getting a little help as they get 22 year old lefty Daniel Norris who was considered the Blue Jays’ Top Prospect at the beginning of the season. Norris made his MLB debut in 2014 and started this season in the rotation but started to struggle and was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo where in sixteen starts he has a 4.27 ERA.
Jairo Labourt is currently with the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays and is ranked as the 19th best Blue Jays’ prospect. He is currently 2-7 with a 4.59 ERA and took part in the All-Star Future’s Game just a few weeks ago.
Matt Boyd made his MLB debut this season and struggled quite a bit. he was also optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo and in his last six starts has posted a 2.77 ERA.