Red Sox agree to $217M, 7-year deal with David Price

David Price
Detroit Tigers' David Price goes into his wind up against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price have agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal has not yet been signed and is pending a physical.

Price has a 3.09 ERA in eight major league seasons with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins. The left-hander was traded from Detroit to Toronto last season as the Blue Jays made a playoff push in the AL East. One year earlier, he was traded to Detroit from Tampa Bay, where he spent the early part of his career.

Price is a serious upgrade for the Red Sox pitching staff, which struggled last season as Boston finished 78-84, last in the division.

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