Boston’s price is right for former Blue Jays pitcher

Toronto star signs record-setting $215M contract with Red Sox

Former Toronto Blue Jay pitcher David Price is heading to Beantown.

The five-time All-Star has jumped ship, signing with division rival Boston Red Sox  to a record-setting seven-year, $217-million contract. Price’s deal makes him the highest paid pitcher in MLB history, a record previously held by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who signed a $215-million contract last year.

Price was an integral piece of the Jays’ stretch run into the playoffs, posting a sparkling 9-1 record to help carry the team to its first playoff birth in 22 years.

With Price leaving town, a massive hole is left in the Jays’ pitching rotation.  The team was able to bring in J.A. Happ, a former Jay,  to help solidify the rotation.  However, it still leaves the team without a number one ace.

There are several marquee pitchers available on the free agent market, including National League Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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By: Brandan Kajioka
Copy editor: Tara Fortune
Posted: Dec 3 2015 11:03 am
Filed under: Sports