DENVER (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price is looking forward to taking the mound again and no longer talking about his verbal spat with umpire Tom Hallion.
Price will make his first start Saturday against Colorado since his run-in with Hallion. Price says he has no grudge with umpires and hopes the crew working the game feels the same way.
The AL Cy Young Award winner accused Hallion of directing a profanity toward him during the Rays’ win over the Chicago White Sox last Sunday. Price thought Hallion missed a pitch and exchanged words with the plate umpire while heading to the dugout after the seventh inning.
Asked if the quarrel might be held against him, Price said, “I don’t think umpires hold grudges.”
Price still hopes Hallion apologizes to him.