Red Sox sign free-agent pitcher David Price to $217 million deal

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price throws against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(WTNH)–The Boston Red Sox have signed prized free-agent pitcher David Price, according to a report from Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal tweeted the following on Tuesday evening:


Price was considered one of the top free agent pitchers on the market, alongside Zack Greinke and Johnny Cuteo. The seven-year, $217 million deal is the largest deal ever for a pitcher, $2 million more than the Dodgers gave ace Clayton Kershaw.

The Red Sox struggled with starting pitching last season, posting a team ERA of 4.31 last season.

Price went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 220 innings last season. The lefthander helped lead the Toronto Blue Jays to the ALCS for the first time since 1993.

Red Sox executive Dave Dombrowski traded for Price in 2014, while he was a member of the Detroit Tigers front office. Dombrowski left Detroit to take over as president of the Red Sox in August. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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