“Obviously when you look at the five pitchers that we have going, the five starters – and you have to exclude (Boston’s Clay) Buchholz because he’s on the DL – Price, (New York’s Phil) Hughes, (Seattle’s Cliff) Lee, (Boston’s Jon) Lester, and (New York’s Andy) Pettitte, these are all qualified guys. And you look at who’s on turn. Price is leading the American League in wins. He’s an extremely strong candidate. I think he’s second in ERA. He’s had a fabulous first half. And we’ll look at that as we get closer to Sunday.’’
The Rays will be well represented in the 2010 All-Star game. Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford will form the first Tampa Bay duo to start for the American League squad while David Price has a chance to be the first Rays' pitcher to start the mid-summer classic.