The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired star lefty David Price from the Detroit Tigers, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman reports that left-hander Daniel Norris is part of the return back to the Tigers. Also going to the Tigers are two more lefties, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd,reports Gideon Turk of BlueJaysPlus.
The Tigers' trade of Price shows that they have officially become sellers at the trade deadline, which could open up the door for more trades within the next two days. Price was by no means a guarantee to have been moved at the deadline, but due to the team's poor play recently, they became sellers.
The Blue Jays, on the other hand, have needed a rotation arm for a long time, with their staff having the eighth-highest ERA in baseball and the fifth-highest xFIP.
Toronto has a great offense, and it got even better with the recent acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki. Just a little bit of pitching could help this team become serious World Series contenders, and David Price, being the star pitcher that he is, will do just that.
The 29-year-old Price was arbitration-eligible for the final time this past offseason, meaning that he will be a free agent at the end of the season, making him a two-month rental player.
Due to his rental status, Blue Jays didn't have to pay as high a price for him as they would for say, Cole Hamels, but being the pitcher that he is, they had to give up some good prospects.
Price, already a five-time All-Star, is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA (3.00 FIP) in 21 starts this season. He's pitched 146 innings this season, working to a 138 to 29 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The Tigers do get a small haul for Price, including two pitchers in Norris and Boyd that could be apart of their 2016 rotation. Labourt is still at High Single-A, where at age 21, is still young for the league. He appears to be a throw-in player.
Overall, Price is going to help the Blue Jays get to the postseason by giving them a true No. 1 starter down the stretch.