Perhaps the most anticipated call up of the 2008 season has finally made his way to the big club. Today, the Tampa Bay Rays have announced that 2007 #1 overall pick David Price will be joining the Rays and is eligible to pitch today.
The plan for Price is to pitch him as a lefty reliever out of the pen, though I would not rule him out for any starts in the near future. The Rays are slowly but surely pulling away from the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and the Rays brass are eager to see exactly what they have in the fomer Vanderbilt superstar.
Price, because of his late call up, is not eligible for the post season roster, but expect to see his cards make a modest jump as the ESPN viewing public gets an opportunity to see him.
Bigger things are in line for 2009 for sure!