As of late morning on Thursday, the pitching probables for Royals game Sunday in Toronto was Edinson Volquez vs. TBD.
That “To Be Determined” could turn out to be left-hander David Price.
The Detroit Tigers traded Price to the Blue Jays for three prospects: Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, and Jairo Labour. All three are left-handers.
It was the second blockbuster deal this week for the Blue Jays, who have the longest playoff drought in baseball. They haven’t been in the postseason since winning the World Series in 1993. Toronto acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a deal Monday with the Colorado Rockies.
Price has been one of baseball’s best pitchers since making his debut in 2008 with the Rays, compiling a 95-55 record with a 3.13 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 207 games. A five-time All-Star, Price won the Cy Young Award in 2012 and was runner-up in 2010.
This season with the Tigers, he was 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA, which is fifth in American League.
At the non-waiver trade deadline last year, Price was traded from the Rays to the Tigers, so this is Price’s third team in a calendar year. He will be a free agent at season’s end.
Before the deal went down, Price was in Cincinnati and had big plans.
CARDINALS TRADE: Earlier on Thursday, the Indians dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor-league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.