David Price: "I haven't thought about opting out"

NBC Sports Boston Staff
NBC Sports Boston

If David Price has had any second thoughts about signing in Boston, he's still saying all the right thing.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi spoke with the left-hander on Monday about the chances he opts out of his current deal with the Red Sox after this season.

If Price does opt out, it isn't likely he acheives anything close to his $31 million annual average he has in Boston. However, with his struggles on the mound and with the press, there's been plenty of speculation he'd consider taking less just to get out of town.

In his latest episode, Price hit three consecutive Royals batters before the Sox' bats bailed him out in a 15-4 win on Saturday night. That came on the heels of a disastorous outing at Yankee Stadium where he he allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 frames.

Price has continued to make quips in the media, joking "I'm soft" and that he was going to miss his start against the Yankees last Sunday. He came under fire earlier in the season for missing time with carpal tunnel syndrome, piling on to the narrative of him playing the popular video game Fortnite.

There's still plenty of time before free agency, and plenty of chances for Price to perform down the stretch for the Red Sox and put himself in a position to make a semblence of his current contract on the opening market. 

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