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David Price Traded to the Tigers

David Price Traded to the Tigers

There were a lot of questions about whether the Rays would deal David Price today. Joel Sherman reports that they've decided to deal Price before the deadline.

https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/494901204657668096

Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers have been in talks for Price, and that top prospect Joc Pederson is in play. He also says that the Pirates had been discussing him as of this morning.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/494904814573481985

With the returns for Jon Lester (Yoenis Cespedes and a comp pick, with Jonny Gomes going to Oakland along with Lester) and John Lackey (Allen Craig and Joe Kelly), it would make sense for the Rays to take advantage of this market and deal Price.

UPDATE 2:06 PM: Jon Heyman says the Pirates have been talking to the Rays about Price.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/494906714404036612

UPDATE 2:11 PM: Jerry Crasnick, who has been saying that the Dodgers don't want to deal their top prospects for Price, re...

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