Former Vanderbilt pitcher David Price will make his first Major League start of the season Monday against the Cleveland Indians.
His recall from Class AAA Durham to the Tampa Bay Rays won’t be official until following Sunday’s game, but he has been scratched from his scheduled Saturday start with the minor league team.
Price will fill Scott Kazmir’s spot in the rotation. Kazmir, along with relief pitcher Troy Percival, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The No. 1 overall pick in 2007 became as star during the team’s run to the World Series when he allowed just one earned run in 5.2 innings. He was the winning pitcher in Game Two and had a save in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series.
Price appeared in five regular-season games (one start) late last season for the Rays and had a 1.93 ERA.
This season he has a 1-4 record with a 3.93 ERA at Durham. He has struck out 35 in 34.1 innings.