Major League Baseball continues to print its own money. David Price’s new deal with the Red Sox is evidence.
The 30 year-old left has agreed to join the Red Sox on a 7-year, $215 million deal.
According to a source briefed on the negotiations, they agreed on Tuesday on a seven-year, $217 million contract with lefthander David Price.
For Price, it’s the latest in a series of career twists over the last year and a half.
The Tennessee native was the first overall pick of the 2007 draft out of Vanderbilt and made his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Rays only 15 months later.
As good as he’s been in his career, it’s somewhat amazing that he hasn’t latched on permanently with a team. This will be his fourth stop in his decorated career. One that has plenty of baseball left.
The Red Sox appear to be all in this offseason in improving their rotation. They were also interested in Jordan Zimmermann, but did not extend an offer to him. Probably because they were working the Price angle.
H/T: Boston Globe