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David Price signs seven-year, $217 million deal with Boston Red Sox

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Price was one of the best starting pitchers on the market this offseason.

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The Boston Red Sox and free agent pitcher David Price have agreed on a seven-year, $217 million contract. The 30-year-old lefty finished the 2015 season with the Toronto Blue Jays and helped the team make the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

In total, Price made 32 starts in the regular season with a 2.45 ERA and a 2.78 FIP. He struck out 225 batters in his 220.1 innings of work and finished second in American League Cy Young voting. Price spent the grand majority of his career before this year with the Tampa Bay Rays, who drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2007 draft, but he was traded to the Tigers at the trade deadline in 2014. Detroit then traded him to the Blue Jays at the trade deadline this year.

In eight seasons in the big leagues, Price has thrown 1,441.2 innings and has a 3.09 ERA and 3.19 FIP.