Impending free agent David Price hasn’t talked extension with Tigers, doesn’t expect to be traded


Left-hander David Price is an impending free agent likely to have plenty of $100 million-plus offers on the open market this offseason and the former Cy Young winner revealed today that he hasn’t had any contract extension negotiations with the Tigers.

While speaking to the media at the All-Star game Price told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press that he’s been open to an extension, but the two sides haven’t engaged in any talks.

With the Tigers sitting at 44-44 there’s been some speculation that they could try to trade Price for a big return before July 31 rather than taking draft pick compensation if he leaves as a free agent, but when asked about that possibility Price replied: “I don’t think it will happen.”

Price is pitching as well as ever with a career-best 2.38 ERA in 18 starts, posting a fantastic 115/25 K/BB ratio in 125 innings at age 29. Detroit acquired him from Tampa Bay on the July 31 trade deadline last year and he’s making $20 million this season.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).