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.