David Price is coming back to the Tampa Bay Rays – at least for another season.
The team announced Thursday that the left-hander has agreed to a 1-year, $14 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
Rays fans were concerned the former Cy Young winner would opt for a change in scenery, and likely more money. However, the team said they were able to come together for a short-term agreement.
The 28-year-old is a three-time all-star and is the first Ray to win the Cy Young. He's not coming off his best season, though he spent time on the DL. Price did go 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA after coming off the DL.
The deal will not quell speculation about Price's future, however. When the season begins, Rays fans will once again wonder if it's Price's last season at the Trop, or if the team will trade him.
FOX 13's Chris Field contributed to this report.
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