In a three-team blockbuster deal just before the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers acquired ace David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to multiple reports Thursday.
Detroit sent center fielder Austin Jackson to Seattle while Tampa Bay received left-hander Drew Smyly from the Tigers and infielder Nick Franklin from the Mariners, ESPN.com reported.
Price, the American League Cy Young award winner in 2012, will join a Tigers rotation that includes Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez.
Price is 11-8 with a 3.11 ERA this year.
Jackson was removed from the Tigers game against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning Thursday.