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David Price Traded to Toronto

The Blue Jays, still trailing the 2nd wild card by a few games, have gone all in with trades for Troy Tulowitski and David Price.

David Price, no longer a Tiger.
David Price, no longer a Tiger.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I'll let Baseball America explain the particulars, but David Price is now the ace for the Toronto Blue Jays.

I did not believe that Detroit, who is in a similar position to Toronto, wild card wise, and has Miguel Cabrera coming back in a few weeks, would trade Price, but here we are.  The Tigers receive three minor league LHPs, headlined by Daniel Norris, who is one of baseball's top 25 prospects.  It's a pretty good haul for a 2 month rental (as I doubt Price will sign with Toronto unless these two months are the best two months of his life), as they also received Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd, who are left handed pitchers with a pulse, which is a valuable commodity in baseball.

Go Blue Jays, I guess?

Norris is the headliner, of course, as BA explains:

After heading north with the team to Toronto to start the year in the rotation, the Blue Jays sent Norris back to Triple-A Buffalo a month into the season to work on some command issues. Norris has premium velocity from his loose, quick left arm, touching 97 mph with his fastball. He produces downhill plane from a high three-quarters arm slot, which is slightly raised from earlier in his career. His top secondary offering is a sharp, tight slider with at least plus potential that flashes plus-plus at its best. The big key for Norris is learning to repeat his delivery more consistently.

Club (League) Class W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO
Toronto (AL) MAJ 1 1 3.86 5 5 23 23 11 10 3 12 18
Buffalo (IL) AAA 3 10 4.27 16 16 91 96 50 43 5 41 78