Rays general manager Andrew Friedman said he "absolutely" expects that pitcher David Price will start the season in the minor leagues. He wouldn't give a hint where Price might head to out of spring training.
"We don’t want to place undue pressure on him," Friedman said. "He’s very polished, he’s a great competitor, and we’ll figure out where he’ll start the year. We expect him to develop quickly. What that means in terms of timing is difficult to say. We’re not going to rush the process, but as soon as we feel like he is ready, he’ll be in the big leagues."