Originally written April 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. David Price lounged in a chair near his locker, ready to carry on in a new landscape for him and his franchise. More than three hours before first pitch Tuesday, the scene in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse appeared like a typical one at the office for the 27-year-old returning American League Cy Young Award winner. He leaned back in his spot wearing blue shorts and a black tank top, bantering with relievers Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos a few feet away. Nearby, a television beamed highlights of the Atlanta Braves victory over the Philadelphia Phillies from Monday, a game that included former Rays centerfielder B.J. Upton, now with the Braves after signing a five-year, 75 million deal in November. Eventually, Price surrendered two runs and seven hits in six innings during a 7-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. He looked far from sharp at times in the season opener, but his outing was enough to give the Rays a 3-2 lead upon his departure. The effor...
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