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article imageDavid Price heading to the Toronto Blue Jays

By Michael Thomas     Jul 30, 2015 in Sports
Ace pitcher David Price will be heading to the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade that involved three Jays pitching prospects, including Daniel Norris.
First news of the trade as a done deal came from CBS writer Jon Heyman:
Neither team has officially confirmed the trade, but it appears Price has been traded for Norris — who has been playing in the minor leagues after a few starts for the Blue Jays at the beginning of the 2015 season — in addition to pitching prospects Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt.
The trade came just a day after the Detroit Tigers organization said it was looking to "reboot" and marks the first time in some years that the Tigers became sellers and not buyers at the trade deadline. Besides Price, the team is also listening to offers on other players like Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria.
Cespedes and Price will both be free agents at the end of this year.
For the Tigers this year, Price holds a 9-4 win/loss record and a sterling 2.53 ERA. He won the Cy Young award in 2012 and was with the Tampa Bays Rays from 2008 until 2014, when he was traded to the Tigers.
Price is an important part of the Blue Jays run at the postseason; the team hasn't made the playoffs since 1993, when it last won the World Series. This is the second big trade the Jays have made this week, after acquiring Troy Tulowitzki in a stunning trade that brought the all-star shortstop to Toronto in exchange for Jose Reyes and a trio of pitching prospects.
UPDATE: The Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers both officially confirmed the deal via Twitter:
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