Tigers acquire former Cy Young Award winner David Price from Rays

Tigers send Jackson to Seattle, Smyly to Tampa Bay

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David Price's trade market is heating up as the 4 p.m. trade deadline nears.

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have made perhaps the biggest splash of the 2014 season by trading for Cy Young candidate David Price. The deal was a three-team trade between the Tigers, Rays and Mariners.

Austin Jackson was pulled off the field in the seventh inning of Thursday's game after the trade was finalized. Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners in the deal.

Drew Smyly was sent to Tampa Bay in the deal. Seattle also sent Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay.

Tigers prospect Willy Adames has also been sent in the deal. The highly-regarded shortstop will go to Tampa Bay.

Price owns an 11-8 record and 3.11 ERA this season. He is under contract through next season.

After the top team in the American League, the Oakland Athletics, traded for Jon Lester Thursday, the Tigers were forced to match the move and improve the roster.

View: Trade deadline moves around the league

Adding Price is the second move of the month for the Tigers, who also acquired dominant bullpen pitcher Joakim Soria on July 23.

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