http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13346369/detroit-tigers-trade-david-price-toronto-blue-jaysThe Detroit Tigers have traded left-hander David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt, the teams announced Thursday.
Price is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA this season. He will be a free agent after the season.
It is the second big deal this week for the Blue Jays, who also acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies as they make a push in the AL East. The Blue Jays -- seven games back of the first-place New York Yankees entering Thursday's games -- have not made the postseason since 1993.
Price is 7-0 with a 3.86 ERA in his career at Rogers Centre, his most wins without a loss at any stadium in the league. The Westgate SuperBook moved the Blue Jays' odds to win the World Series from 25-1 to 16-1 with the acquisition of Price. The Kansas City Royals remain the favorites at 7-2.
The Tigers acquired Price before the trade deadline last summer. This season has not gone as planned for the team. The Tigers entered Thursday fourth in the AL Central at 49-52 after starting the season 11-2.
Get him out on the road
Blue Jays starters have the second-highest ERA in away games this season at 5.03 (3.62 at home). David Price is 6-2 with a 2.10 ERA on the road this season.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he told multiple teams Wednesday afternoon that the team would listen on all its potential free agents -- Price, Yoenis Cespedes, closer Joakim Soria and others -- before Friday's trade deadline.
Dombrowski labeled the decision a "rebooting," saying the Tigers have a solid foundation going forward.
"We're only going to make a trade if we think it makes sense for us," the GM said, according to MLB.com. "But we think it gives us a chance to restock our club."
The 22-year-old Norris was Toronto's No. 2 pick in 2011 and made his major league debut last season. He recorded his first career win April 9 against the Yankees.
Labourt, 21, signed with the Blue Jays for $350,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2011. He has 276 strikeouts in 291 1/3 professional innings.
Boyd, 24, was selected by Toronto in the 16th round of the 2013 draft out of Oregon State. He went 15-12 with a 2.50 ERA and 277 strikeouts in 270 innings in the Blue Jays' minor league system. Toronto called him up in late June and he went 0-2 with a 14.85 ERA in two starts.