Tigers trade David Price to Toronto

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David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

FOX SPORTS – The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired ace left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers, as first reported by CBS Sports. FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal has confirmed the deal.

In exchange, the Tigers will receieve a package that reportedly includes left-hander Daniel Norris.

In 21 starts for Detroit this season, Price is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 146 innings.

The 29-year-old Price, acquired by the Tigers from the Tampa Bay Rays prior to last year’s deadline, will be a free agent after this season.

Price is the second major acquisition for the Blue Jays this week. In a stunning pickup early Tuesday, they acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies.

While another bat was nice, the Blue Jays certainly need the rotation help –€“ their starters rank 23rd in the majors with a 4.34 ERA. At 51-51, Toronto is seven games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East but just two games back in the AL wild-card race.

It had been unclear whether the Tigers would be sellers before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, but the team reportedly made the decision to sell Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants reportedly were among the other serious suitors for Price.

Price is the third ace to be moved in recent days, joining Cole Hamels (from the Philadelphia Phillies to Texas Rangers) and Johnny Cueto (from the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals).

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    Had Chapman become a starter from the beginning—We might not even be talking about him now, If you watch his body language and demeanor on the mound when he gets a bad call on a close pitch or walks or hits occur or if he loses his command of his pitches—I believe he could not handle emotionally (it also occurs sometimes in his relief mode) those occasional rough spots or bad inning that every starter goes through and regroups and continues with the game at hand. He became a relief pitcher to fill a need at the time and when right he is sensational at it, but Baker and the Reds knew his makeup and it worked for both parties. Chapman himself liked his niche and at that point did not want to make any changes. Remember this year when his was told to intentionally walk a batter? He called Price to the mound–he either didn’t know how or he had never done it before and even after that he came close to throwing the ball away a couple of times. Chapman and relief pitching was a arranged marriage that grew into a life long love affair. He will get great money and world acclaim as a relief pitcher. As a starter the results would have been different and to his credit Chapman knows this. He won’t lose any sleep over Price’s contract.

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