Rays pitcher David Price hopes to stay in Tampa despite trade rumors
Price is just 6-7 with a 3.63 ERA this season, but he leads the American League in strikeouts.
Price, 28, understands that his name will continue to be talked about in trade circles and says he doesn't want to be traded, especially within the AL East.
"I would hope not,'' Price said, via Newsday. "Tampa is the last team I would want to face, to pitch against. Facing friends is the worst. We're playing well right now, so I expect to be here."
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"If I do get traded, that mound is still 60 feet, 6 inches away from home plate. The bases are still 90 feet (apart). Still nine players on the field. The game doesn't change," Price said. "It's just the uniform I'm wearing might change, and then my teammates."