David Price, Red Sox reportedly agree to seven-year, $217 million deal

One of the biggest names in free agency is off the board as the Red Sox and ace David Price have agreed to aseven-year, $217 million contract, according to The Boston Globe. The deal is pending a physical.MORE: Greatest Red Sox of all time |Spector: Signing makes Sox AL favorites in ’16The $31 million average annual value (AAV) of Price’ https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/charlie-blackmon-jersey s deal will match Miguel Cabrera’s for the largest in baseball. It also will be the largest AAV for a pitcher,surpa sing the $30.7 million average of Clayton Kershaw’s contract.Price can opt out of the deal after three seasons, Fox Sports reports.USA Today reported Tuesday that the Red Sox outbid the Cardinals, who were close to signing Price to a seven-year contract for about $30 million le s than Boston offered.The 30-year old southpaw owns a career 3.09 ERAand was the 2012 AL Cy Young https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/jake-mcgee-jersey winner. Over his last fourseasons, Price has complied an average of213 strikeouts in217 innings.MORE: Another potential Dombrowski albatro s|Red Sox reportedly sign OF Chris YoungPrice finished second in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2015 after going18-5 with a2.45 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a225:47 K:BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings with the Tigers and Blue Jays.Price,a five-time All- https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/jon-gray-jersey Star, will be the ace of a Red Sox rotation that currently featuresClay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Eduardo Rodriguez and Joe Kelly.It’s the second big move for the Red Sox, who traded prospects to the Padres for four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel earlier this offseason.The move marks a reunion between Boston president of baseball operationsDave Dombrowski and Price. The two spent nearly a year together in Detroit.Dombrowski also was the Tigers executive who signed Cabrera to his deal in March 2014.Sporting News Media’s Tom Gatto contributed to this report.

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