|Dave Dembrowski, Det Tigers G-M :|
|Andrew Friedman (FREED-mun), Tampa Bay G-M :|
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.
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