Jun 25, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) reacts after he gave up a solo home run during the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Price Trade Rumors: Rays open to dealing Price within AL East

There are just a few weeks left before the Major League Baseball trade deadline hits at the end of the month, which means that there’s only a few weeks left for the Tampa Bay Rays to decide whether or not they want to deal their ace, David Price, who it seems could be seeing Tampa Bay a lot, should he be dealt.

With the recent trade talks that have taken place, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not they would be open to dealing him within the American League East. As we know, the Yankees and Red Sox are always open to a blockbuster deal, and as Jon Morosi reports, the Rays are indeed open to that possibility.

The Yankees, who are in the market for a starting pitcher, traded with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday for Brandon McCarthy, sending Vidal Nuno out to Arizona. Still in the hunt for the American League East pennant as we hit the halfway point of the season, Brian Cashman working something out is not out of the realm of possibility by any means.

Then you have the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays, who currently sit at the top of the standings and will be looking to hold off the Yankees, and even still the Red Sox, for the remainder of the season going forward, and grabbing a valuable asset like Price would more than help that cause heading into October.

Whatever the case, things could be getting mighty interesting in the David Price sweepstakes in the next few weeks.

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