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The Price Is Ri-sing: Rays Pitcher Called Up

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

David Price is back. The young lefty was called up when Scott Kazmir went to the 15-day DL due to a bad right quad.

It has been a long, winding road for Price. Just two years ago he was the Major League's No. 1 overall pick. The Rays decided to take a chance on the southpaw, as his maturity branded him for early success.

Price ascended quickly through the minors, drawing raving reports from many scouts. In 2008, he joined a young Rays pitching staff that included the likes of Matt Garza, James Shields, and Scott Kazmir.

He fit right in with the talented nucleus, throwing in five games (four of which were relief appearances) to the tune of a sparkling 1.93 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 14 innings.

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