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David Price to start Opening Day

Updated: March 12, 2013, 8:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- AL Cy Young Award winner David Price has been selected as Tampa Bay's Opening Day starter against AL East rival Baltimore.

Rays manager Joe Maddon made the announcement Tuesday before a spring training game against the New York Yankees.

"It's special to me to run out on that field first," said Price, who went 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 31 starts in last year, when he edged Detroit's Justin Verlander by four points in Cy Young balloting.

"Like I've said, I ...

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