The Mariners get Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson.
Price was the first overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Rays. Weeks ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 28-year-old would be on the trade block. After all, he becomes a free agent after next season, and the team historically has traded players in his situation at the deadline under the "getting something is better than nothing" mantra.But then the Rays started winning. As of Thursday, they were only five and a half games out of the last wild card spot.
A prolific Twitter user, David Price tweeted thanks to his fans late this afternoon:
"wow...what a day!! Rays fans THANK YOU!! Great Chapter of my life just ended...ready to start a new one with the Tigers!! Thanks again"
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