Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will stay with the team he led to a World Series title.

He announced on the field at Fenway Park before a victory parade Wednesday he was declining a contract option that would have enabled him to become a free agent.

Boston Red Sox's David Price holds the championship trophy after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Boston Red Sox’s David Price holds the championship trophy after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

He says he came to Boston to win and that’s what the Red Sox did.

Los Angeles Dodgers watch as Boston Red Sox's David Price pitches during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Los Angeles Dodgers watch as Boston Red Sox’s David Price pitches during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Price will earn $127 million over the next four years under the seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with Boston before the 2016 season. He has gone 31-19 with a 3.74 ERA in three seasons with the Red Sox. This October, he finally pitched like an ace in the postseason as well.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price takes his gloves off after batting during the second inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price takes his gloves off after batting during the second inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

After losing the first nine playoff decisions of his career, Price was the winning pitcher in the AL Championship Series clincher against Houston. He then won his first career World Series start, Game 2 against Los Angeles. He got two outs in Boston’s 18-inning Game 3 loss, then started on three day’s rest and delivered seven innings of three-hit ball to help eliminate the Dodgers.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price reacts after the third inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price reacts after the third inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Source: The Associated Press