The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract with starting pitcher David Price, according to multiple reports. The deal would be the largest contract handed out to a pitcher in MLB history — $2 million more than Clayton Kershaw got from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Price went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA last season between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays. His 225 strikeouts ranked fourth in the American League.
However, despite great regular season numbers (he is a five-time All-Star), the lefthander continues to struggle in the playoffs. He had a 6.17 ERA in 23.1 postseason innings in 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays, Tigers and Blue Jays are a combined 1-7 in postseason games in which Price started.
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