It started out as a normal day for Austin Jackson, just fielding his duties in center field for the Detroit Tigers. Things were looking up for the young outfielder as well as he was scorching the baseball in the month of July, hitting over .340 and bringing his average up to .273 overall. However, he exited the game for the last time in a Tigers uniform as he was a crucial trade piece that would bring David Price to Motown.
Although many Tigers fans will be sad to see Curtis Granderson‘s above average replacement leave, it begins a new era with yet another Cy Young Award winner on staff — giving the Tigers the Cy Young winner from each of the past three seasons. Remarkable to even think about.
Source: #Tigers get Price.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014
Rosenthal is rarely wrong, and Jackson was already removed from the Tigers’ day game with the Chicago White Sox in the midst of the top of the seventh inning.
Price will add to the formidable rotation of the Tigers with his 11-8 record and 3.11 ERA. If that isn’t already impressive, he is just 11 strikeouts from the 200 mark on the season as he leads all of baseball with a ridiculous 189 Ks.
Looks like the Tigers will be favorites to win the World Series in 2014 as they just made a scary rotation with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander even scarier. David Price as the No. 3 pitcher in the rotation? Wild.
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