RED SOX AND LEFT-HANDED PITCHER DAVID PRICE
AGREE TO SEVEN-YEAR CONTRACT
Infielder/Outfielder Garin Cecchini Designated for Assignment
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed left-handed pitcher David Price to a seven-year contract through the 2022 season with an opt-out clause after the 2018 season. To make room for Price on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Garin Cecchini was designated for assignment.
Price, 30, is a five-time All-Star, a two-time American League ERA champion, and winner of the 2012 Cy Young Award. He will wear No. 24.
In 2015, Price led the AL with a 2.45 ERA (60 ER/220.1 IP) between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays. Named an All-Star, he topped AL pitchers allowing two earned runs or less in 23 of his 32 starts (72%), including eight of 11 after being acquired by the Blue Jays on July 30. Price helped lead Toronto to its first postseason berth since 1993 and finished second in AL Cy Young Award voting.