Price gets nod for Grapefruit League opener

Price gets nod for Grapefruit League opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- David Price will be the starter in the Rays' Spring Training opener Saturday afternoon at 1:05 ET against the Pirates at Charlotte Sports Park.

According to Tampa Bay, Price will likely pitch just one inning.

Price, 25, finished second in the American League Cy Young Award balloting in 2010 after going 19-6 with a 2.72 ERA.

Though it's likely Price will be the team's No. 1 starter this season, manager Joe Maddon said the club still needs to talk to the pitchers in the starting rotation before officially making a decision about who will pitch in the top spot.