David Taylor Price is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Price was born on August 26, 1985, in the United States.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays chose Price as the first overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. Price made his first appearance in the MLB in September of that same year.
In addition to the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox, he has also played for those teams.
During the Rays’ journey through the postseason in 2008, Price appeared on the mound in a relief capacity. Only a few short weeks after making his debut in the major leagues, he was able to get a save in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in 2008, so assisting the Rays in advancing to their first World Series.
In 2009, Price was elevated to the role of starting pitcher on a regular basis. In just his second full season, he was selected as the starting pitcher for the American League in the All-Star Game in 2010 and finished in second place in the voting for the Cy Young Award the same year. In 2012, he was given the honor.
During the 2014 season, the Rays made a deal with the Tigers to send Price to them. The Tigers decided not to compete for the postseason in 2015, thus they decided to trade him to the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays went on to win their division and progress to the American League Championship Series. In the offseason that followed, the Red Sox set a new team record by inking Price to a deal for a total of $217 million over seven years.
He was the winning pitcher in Game 5, which the Red Sox used to seal the 2018 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the conclusion of the 2019 campaign, the Red Sox completed the transaction that sent him to the Dodgers.
Even though he didn’t play a single game during the COVID-19 pandemic shortened season, he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers club that ended up winning the World Series in 2020.
How Much Does David Price Make?
David Price agreed to a 7-year, $217,000,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox, with $217,000,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $31,000,000.
The contract includes a $217,000,000 signing bonus and a $217,000,000 guarantee. Prices base pay will be $32,000,000 in 2022, with a total salary of $32,000,000.
In 2022, Price would receive a total income of $32,000,000. According to salary projections, Price’s adjusted salary with the Los Angeles Dodgers is $16,000,000.