|Price throws bullpen session 2 days after signing 6-year deal with Tampa Bay|
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|Friday, 17 August 2007 14:23|
David Price, taken first overall in this year's amateur draft, threw 44 pitches during a 10-minute bullpen session before Tampa Bay played Cleveland on Friday night. It was his first workout before team officials since signing a six-year, $11.25 million contract on Wednesday.
``He's a young man that carries himself really well,'' Sternberg said. ``He's really got it together. He is special.''
Price's deal included $8.5 million guaranteed, with a $5.6 million signing bonus.
Price admitted he felt a ``little nervous'' during his throwing session.
``I don't know why,'' Price said. ``I calmed down a little bit.''
The Devil Rays plan to have Price join one of their minor league teams for the next couple weeks, but the left-hander is not expected to see any game action. He will also spend about 10 days later this year with Tampa Bay's fall instructional league team.
``I got to watch the routine, how he warms up,'' Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said. ``I like the whole structure of how he does things. And the actual bullpen, he's got an exceptional delivery and of course a good arm. I see him fitting in very well here.''