The two-time All-Star left-hander joked he may have www.cheapburberryoutlet2012.com something in mind after agreeing Tuesday to a $4.35 million, one-year deal.
“I might ask (Derek) Jeter if I can buy a wing in his house for a little while,” Price said, alluding to the 30,000 square-foot mansion that the New York Yankees shortstop owns in Tampa.
The 26-year-old Price, a 19-game winner in 2010, made $1.25 million last season while going 12-13 with a 3.49 ERA to help the Rays advance to the playoffs for the third time in four years.
Center fielder B.J. Upton and reliever Burke Badenhop also agreed to one-year deals before the deadline for teams and players to exchange salary proposals. Upton will make $7 million, and Badenhop will get $1,075,000 next season.
Upton earned $4.85 million last year, when he batted .243 with 23 homers and 81 RBIs. Badenhop was acquired in a trade this winter after the reliever went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 appearances for the Marlins.
Reliever J.P. Howell agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract on Monday.
The agreements left pitcher Jeff Niemann as the team’s only player in arbitration. The right-hander earned $903,000 last season and requested $3.2 million for 2012. The Rays offered $2.75 million.
Price said he was confident all along that his agent, Bo McKinnis, would reach a deal.
“I actually didn’t know anything that was going on. I just kind of stayed out of it,” Price said. “I have all the faith in the world in my agent. … He took care of me and got me what I felt I deserved.”
The hard-throwing lefty and No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft said he would be receptive to negotiating a long-term deal.
“I love it here. … It’s a good place for me to be,” Price said. “As long as I’m here, I’m going to give everything I’ve got. If we can work something out, so be it. If not, it’s part of the business and you just have to take it one day at a time.”
Rays executive vice president of baseball Burberry women t-shirts, cheap burberry short t-shirts for women outlet operations Andrew Friedman shrugged off a question about whether the team is open to talking about a long-term contract.The Rangers avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to contracts with relievers Mike Adams and Mark Lowe, starting pitcher Matt Harrison and outfielder David Murphy. They exchanged arbitration figures with catcher Mike Napoli, outfielder Nelson Cruz and shortstop Elvis Andrus.
The two-time defending AL champions also were working to finish a multiyear deal with Darvish before their 30-day negotiating window ends Wednesday at 4 p.m. CST. Texas last month bid a record $51.7 million under the posting system to win the right just to negotiate with the 25-year-old pitcher.
“We’ll see if (Wednesday) is Christmas or not,” Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux said.
General manager Jon Daniels wasn’t on the field or in the clubhouse during pitching camp Tuesday, and didn’t return messages.
“(Wednesday) is a big day, and we can bring him in the fold, or we can move forward,” manager Ron Washington said.
Rangers President Nolan Ryan was out of town, but twice in the past week expressed optimism that the deal with Darvish would get done by the deadline. The Hall of Fame pitcher also has said how impressed he was when he first met Darvish during a visit to Texas two weeks ago.
The 6-foot-5 Darvish, who has already undergone a physical for Texas, was home in Japan while his agents, Arn Tellem and Don Nomura, talked with the Rangers.
If a deal isn’t completed by Wednesday, Darvish would return to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League and the Rangers wouldn’t pay the posting fee. Negotiations were expected to go to the deadline.
Adams ($4.4 million), Lowe (1.7 million), Harrison ($2.95 million) and Murphy ($3,625,000) all got raises in their new deals.
Cruz, whose eight postseason homers last year included six in the AL championship series with a game-ending grand slam in Game 2, asked for $7.5 million while the Rangers offered $5.5 million. He made $3.65 million last year, when he hit .263 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 124 games.
Napoli set career highs by hitting .320 with 30 homers and 75 RBIs in 113 games in his first season with Texas, when he made $5.8 million after spending his first burberry bags outlet five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. He asked for $11.5 million, and Texas offered $8.3 million.