David Price is giving back.
The former Vanderbilt pitcher donated $2.5 million on Friday to complete the Commodores’ new $12 million baseball facility project, according to The Tennessean’s Adam Sparks.
Price was on hand Friday at a ceremony at the construction site along with Coach Tim Corbin, chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and athletic director David Williams.
He was one of 250 donors for the Commodores’ new three-story, 30,000-foot baseball training facility, which began construction in May. The building should be done by spring 2017, with more renovations to the current clubhouse set to be finished in 2018, according to Sparks.
Price played for Vanderbilt from 2005-07 where he pitched to a 2.63 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 133.1 innings. The Tampa Bay Rays selected Price with the first overall selection of the 2007 MLB Draft.
Since debuting in September 2008, Price won the 2012 American League Cy Young award and has been selected to five All-Star games.