Baseball notes: David Price gets rich with Red Siox – NorthJersey.com
The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price have agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal has not been signed and is pending a physical.
The $31 million average annual value of the contract is the most ever for a pitcher, and matches that of Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Price has a 3.09 ERA in eight major league seasons with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins.
TRUMBO TO O’S: The Orioles acquired power-hitting first baseman Mark Trumbo in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, according to The Baltimore Sun. The deal, which will send catcher Steve Clevenger to the Mariners, is pending physicals.
JOBA TO INDIANS: The Indians have signed free agent reliever Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Chamberlain spent last season with Detroit, Toronto and Kansas City. The 30-year-old has a 25-21 career record with a 3.87 ERA. He has seven saves in 365 appearances over nine seasons. He debuted with the Yankees in 2007.
ALDERSON HONORED: General manager Sandy Alderson was named Baseball America Executive of the Year after orchestrating the Mets to their first World Series appearance in 15 years.
Alderson’s team had its most successful season in more than a decade. The Mets won their first division title since 2006, but fell in the World Series to the Royals.
While most of the Mets are homegrown talents, Alderson made some key acquisitions that pushed New York over the edge.
His biggest deal was acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who proved to be one of the best trade-deadline deals of all time with his barrage of homers.
Alderson also made deals for veterans Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, and relievers Tyler Clippard and Addison Reed.
TWIN SIGN KOREAN: Byung Ho Park is making the move from South Korea to Minnesota to play for the Twins, and he’s bringing his big bat with him.
Park, 29, agreed Tuesday to a $12 million, four-year contract with the Twins. He hit .343 with 53 homers and 146 RBI this year for the Nexen Heroes.
NEWCOMBE RELEASED: Don Newcombe, baseball’s first player to win rookie of the year, MVP and the Cy Young Award, was resting comfortably at home Tuesday after fainting at Dodger Stadium after welcoming Dave Roberts as the club’s first minority manager.
Staff writer Matt Ehalt contributed to this story.
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