Price: On second thought, Yankees rule

Well, that didn't take long. After David Price said he wouldn't sign with the New York Yankees because he would never shave his beard, he has backtracked quicker than an electric razor eliminates stubble.

Now, he says "never mind."

If he is a free agent after the 2015 season, he would consider the Yankees.

"I can't rule out anybody because, obviously, what they do for the game of baseball is just tremendous," he told reporters, including Mark Topkin of the Tampa Times.

Price, who could become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, copped to making his comments about the Yankees to Fox Sports, but he said he wasn't trying to diss the team.

"I said it," Price said. "It probably wasn't the best thing to say, but I didn't mean anything by it. I wasn't looking to offend the Yankees. It's probably the best organization in all of sports. Not just baseball, but all of sports. I didn't mean anything (against) the New York Yankees. I've had friends on that team for multiple years."

QUESTION: Who would you rather have this season? David Price or CC Sabathia?