The Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox and David Price have agreed to a 7 year deal worth 217 million, which averages out to 31 million per season for you math nerds out there. The deal is the largest ever for a pitcher.
Price spent a calendar year with the Tigers, going 13-8 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts. The Tigers fell out of contention last season and traded Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for three prospects.
Price played a big role in propelling the Blue Jays to their first playoff berth since 1993. He was 9-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 11 starts as Toronto won 40 of its final 58 games and ran away with the American League East title.
In all, Price was 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA last season. He had the lowest ERA in the league and was third with 220 1/3 innings. His 225 strikeouts were the fourth-most in the league.
The move is clearly a pretty significant one for the Red Sox, who may not be done yet. With Price leading the rotation, the Sox can now follow with Clay Buchholz, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rick Porcello, and finally Wade Miley.