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TIGERS ACQUIRE P DAVID PRICE FROM TAMPA BAY RAYS



WIDELY REGARDED AS THE MOST VALUABLE COMMODITY ON THE TRADE MARKET IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THE DETROIT TIGERS ACQUIRED PITCHER DAVID PRICE FROM THE TAMPA BAY RAYS.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME IN THE FINAL MOMENTS BEFORE THE NON-WAIVER TRADE DEADLINE OF 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY 7-31.  THE ACQUISITION OF DAVID PRICE IS PART OF A THREE TEAM BLOCKBUSTER TRADE THAT SENT TIGER CENTERFIELDER AUSTIN JACKSON TO THE SEATTLE MARINERS AND PITCHER DREW SMYLY TO TAMPA BAY.  ADDITIONALLY THE RAYS RECEIVE INFIELDER NICK FRANKLIN FROM SEATTLE.  

PRICE WON THE AL CY YOUNG AWARD IN 2012 AND JOINS A ROTATION THAT ALREADY FEATURES 2 CY YOUNG WINNERS IN MAX SCHERZER AND JUSTIN VERLANDER.  IN 2014 PRICE IS 11-8 WITH A 3.11 ERA AND 1.05 WHIP AND 189 STRIKEOUTS.  

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