According to Rosenthal, the deal fell through when Milwaukee refused to give up pitcher Jimmy Nelson. Price was eventually traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers in a three-team trade also involving the Seattle Mariners.
Price has a 4.41 ERA in five starts since joining Detroit. The Tigers are 74-62 and in second place in the A.L. Central behind the Kansas City Royals.
Nelson, 25, is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in nine starts this season for the Brewers. Milwaukee is tied for first in the N.L. Central with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Scooby Axson