Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price is bothered by recent trade rumors.
“I mean, obviously I think about it,” Price told reporters on Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “That’s why I’ve been in a bad mood the last week and a half. I think about it. You guys know that. And it’s nothing I really want to talk about.
“I don’t have an answer for you guys. I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know when I’m going. So there’s nothing I can really comment on.”
The MLB trade deadline is July 31, and sources close to ESPN’s Buster Olney have said that the Rays will try to move the former Cy Young Award winner soon.
“He needs to feel my support all the time, and I hope he does,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “Beyond all that, part of this is it’s a business, and sometimes when you get caught up in the business component, it makes it uncomfortable. … I think part of it’s complimentary. Part of it is disconcerting. I think a guy like him has been through a lot of different moments and always has been able to handle them.”