David Price to decline option to become free agent

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price reaffirmed today that he will stay with the team he helped lead to a World Series title. Price who could easily have won WS MVP will back in a Sox uniform.

Price announced on the field at Fenway Park before the victory parade today that he was declining a contract option that would have enabled him to become a free agent.

Price, 33, had said in September that he didn’t plan on opting out of his deal for 2019, but didn’t have everyone firmly believing his intentions.

He will earn $127 million over the next four years under the original seven-year, $217 million contract that he signed with Boston before the 2016 season. He has gone 31-19 with a 3.74 ERA in three seasons with the Red Sox.