SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Giants are looking to make a trade with the Detroit Tigers that will end in them acquiring David Price to their team for the 2016 season. The Giants want someone that will aid them in a playoff run this season and Price seems to be a good fit.
Price, 29, is a left-handed pitcher. He was first selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and then made his debut into Major League Baseball (MLB) in September 2008. He helped his club reach their first World Series during the 2008 playoffs by earning a memorable save in Game 7 of the ALCS.
In 2009, he became a full-time starting pitcher and was named the American League starter for the 2010 All-Star Game in his second full season.
Also looking to trade players for Price are the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Chicago Cubs.
As reported by Inquisitr, the Detroit Tigers have fallen out of contention in the American League Central and the pitchers that they have on contract for the 2016 season have only won 18 in the majors this season.
The deadline for the trade is Friday, July 31 and Tigers’ general manager, Dave Dombrowski, will have to make a decision. Price’s agent, Bo McGinnis, said that the Tigers would need to go 5-3 in their remaining eight games before the end of July to convince Dombrowski to keep Price.
The pitchers the San Francisco Giants have in consideration for the trade include: Tyler Beede, Joe Biagini, Kelvin Marte and Keury Mella.