David Price would “absolutely” consider coming back to the Blue Jays

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Soon-to-be free agent starter David Price said he would “absolutely” consider re-signing with the Blue Jays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Price started and got a no-decision on Friday night as the Jays were eliminated from the playoffs by the Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS.

The Jays acquired Price in a trade with the Tigers on July 30. He had a 2.53 ERA in 21 starts with the Tigers and a 2.30 ERA in 11 starts with the Blue Jays. Overall, he finished with a 1.08 WHIP and a 225/47 K/BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings. Price struggled in the playoffs, however, allowing 16 runs in 23 1/3 innings across four starts.

Price, 30, is expected to be one of the most heavily pursued free agents and will likely command at least six years and potentially upwards of $200 million.