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Dodgers LHP David Price could make his Cactus League debut early next week.
Price opted out of the shortened 2020 season but he's been in camp since spring training started and is expected to begin the year in LA's rotation. Now 35 years old, Price could have actually benefited from taking last season off. He could be in for a big workload and is currently going late in drafts.
David Price may not come back to pitch in 2021, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Roberts said "he doesn't know" if Price will come back to pitch, which is pretty vague. Price opted out of 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns so perhaps he's just weighing his options and seeing how things play out as the nation is still struggling with pandemic. There is still plenty of time between now and the start of spring training but this is a situation worth keeping an eye on. Price is an intriguing fantasy arm if he does indeed decide to come back in 2021.
LHP David Price has opted out of playing the 2020 season.
In a statement released on Price’s personal twitter account, “After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season.” He will not suit up for the Dodgers until 2021, citing health concerns. This leaves a huge void in the Dodgers’ rotation as Price was expected to be the team’s No. 3 starter. Look for Dustin May or Alex Wood to replace Price in the Dodgers’ rotation.
David Price allowed two runs in 1.1 innings against the Reds Monday, surrendering three hits and two walks while striking out three.
Despite the rough outing, Price indicated that he felt good after pitching Monday. He said his circulation and hand felt good and comfortable. Price figures to slot in at number three in the Dodgers' rotation.
David Price will formally be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as a piece in the Mookie Betts 'megadeal.'
Price's candidacy in this trade was never seriously in doubt, but the deal was finally agreed upon Sunday night. The Red Sox will pay half of the $96 million remaining on Price's salary, with the remaining amount covered by the Dodgers. Price finished 2019 with a 4.28 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 22 starts. The Dodgers are notoriously hard to predict with their use of starting pitchers, and Price's defined role is yet to be determined.