Price Still With Rays

David Price remains a Ray on Tuesday morning and he’s scheduled to pitch Wednesday afternoon against the Brewers, a day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline.

In random conversations Monday night at Tropicana Field, several scouts expressed the opinion that the Rays ace will remain with the team for the rest of the season.  One noted that unless the Rays get blown away in a deal, they would likely be well served to keep him since he still will have great value after the season.

Of note, veteran lefty Erik Bedard was designated for assignment Monday, which means the Rays would need to find a starter for Wednesday if Price were to be traded, or bumped while talks about a trade took place.  If that were to happen, it’s likely right-hander Alex Colome would get recalled from Triple-A Durham to make the start.  Long-man Cesar Ramos has also seen work as a starter this season and could be another option.

–Bill Chastain

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