by Tom Morgan

David Price was traded after all.

The Tampa Bay Rays beat Thursday's trade deadline by swapping their ace lefty to the Detroit Tigers in a three-team trade with Seattle.

The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin, the former Lake Brantley high school standout, from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners.

Price is 11-8 with a 3.11 ERA in 23 starts this season, two years after his first 20-win campaign. Price, who was making $14 million this season, could have been a free agent after 2015.

Also beating the trade deadline, Miami. The Marlins obtained right-hander Jarred Cosart, utilityman Kiki Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates from Houston for third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Jake Marisnick, right-hander Francis Martes and a 2015 compensatory draft pick.

Cosart is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA in 20 starts this year but has struggled lately, allowing 21 runs in 21 1-3 innings over four starts in July. He'll be inserted into the Marlins rotation immediately.

In other state sports news...

  • The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 Thursday with the help of Major League Baseball's new instant replay system that prevents catchers from blocking the plate. But the Marlins certainly questioned the ruling. With the Marlins leading 1-0 in the top of the eighth, the Reds loaded the bases with one out. Todd Frazier flied to right fielder Stanton who's throw to the plate easily beat Zack Cozart for what appeared to be the final out of the inning. After a 6-minute, 10-second instant replay review, the call was overturned because catcher Jeff Mathis was ruled to be blocking the plate, tying the game 1-1. Marlins manager Mike Redmond was ejected for arguing the call. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 25th home run for Miami.
  • Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season. UCF, which finished tenth in the final poll in 2013, received votes but was left out of the top 25. So was Florida.