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Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price Photo: Al Haggerty via Flickr

After only hours of speculation, the Detroit Tigers made it official today, trading starter David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays. In return, the Tigers received three LHP prospects with varying levels of experience. Daniel Norris, the Jays top prospect and number 18 overall according to Baseball America, is already being slotted in Price’s spot in the rotation. Matt Boyd, the Jays #3 prospect, has been assigned to AAA to join the Toledo Mud Hens rotation. Jairo Labourt is the least polished of the bunch and has struggled this season in High-A. He’s 6’4”, 200 lbs and projects to be a reliever at the big league level. This was a win for the Tigers, since they weren’t going to be able to re-sign Price. Boyd and Norris look to compete for starting jobs next season.