Found January 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Tampa Bay Rays wasted little time in coming to an agreement with Cy Young-winning left-hander David Price on a one-year, $10.1 million contract to avoid arbitration. Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman said it's always helpful for a team to get as much of its offseason "heavy lifting" done as early as possible, and the deal was completed more than two weeks before the Jan. 18 deadline to exchange figures. "Both sides genuinely wanted to get a deal done," Friedman said Thursday. "And in David's mind, he was very open to doing this earlier than the deadline." Price, who hits free agency after the 2015 season, was expected to more than double the $4.35 million he made last year, when he went 20-5 with a league-leading 2.56 ERA to win the American League Cy Young Award. But with Price's price continuing to rise, it would seem less likely the Rays can sign him to a long-term deal. When the Rays signed star third baseman Evan Longoria to...

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David Price, Rays agree to one-year contract

The Tampa Bay Rays and left-hander David Price have agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal prevents the two sides from going to arbitration. The new deal will give Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, a hefty raise; the three-time All-Star will earn 10.1125 million in 2013, up from his 2012 salary of 4.35 million. Price, the No. 1 overall pick...

Mike Rizzo misses out on J.P. Howell. Ray King probably still available

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MLB Rumors: Tampa Bay Rays Sign David Price To Avoid Salary Arbitration

The Tampa Bay rays have avoided arbitration with the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, reaching an agreement on a one year deal worth $10 million with David Price. While still a bargain considering his talent, it will still be quite a bump in salary for Price, who earned just over $4.3 million for the 2012 season, one in which he captured his first Cy Young award. Price...

Rays, Price avoid arbitration with a one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with left handed pitcher David Price, thus avoiding arbitration. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner will earn $10.1125 in 2013 reports Jerry Crasnick of Price, 27, went 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 8.74 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 and 0.7 HR/9 in 211.0 innings for the Rays in 2012. The Rays' ace reached career highs in average...
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