SP - LAD
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.
Multiple outlets report David Price has been traded to the Dodgers as part of the blockbuster Mookie Betts deal.
Price and Betts are headed to the Dodgers. Alex Verdugo and Twins prospect Brusdar Gaterol are headed to the Red Sox. Kenta Maeda is headed to the Twins. Price started 22 games for Boston last year, posting a 4.28 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP as part of an injury riddled campaign. The move to Los Angeles likely helps him from a fantasy perspective but health will be the most important factor.
David Price (wrist) underwent successful surgery to have a cyst removed from his left wrist, Guerin Austin of NESN reports.
Price is expected to be ready to go for the start of spring training for the Red Sox. The veteran lefty starter finishes the year with a 7-5 record with a 4.28 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 128 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings.