OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Thu 12/17/20 8:03 PM

Price indicated Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he currently intends to play this upcoming season after opting out of the 2020 campaign.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts said earlier Thursday that he was unsure if the southpaw would elect to play in 2021. However, the 35-year-old has now communicated that he plans on returning to the field, though future developments with the COVID-19 pandemic could very well impact his final decision. If Price does indeed make his Dodger debut next spring, he figures to further bolster a very strong Los Angeles rotation.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Thu 12/17/20 5:48 PM

Manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that he isn't yet sure whether Price (opt out) will elect to play in 2021, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price sat out the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and he hasn't yet made a decision regarding his status for next season. Roberts said he hopes the southpaw returns to play, but he also stated that Price will likely come to a decision for what's best for his family based on the state of the pandemic when play resumes.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Sat 7/4/20 4:48 PM

Price has elected not to play this season, he announced on his personal Twitter page Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Price cited his health and his family's health as his reasons for sitting out the season during the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the highest-profile player thus far to opt out. He now won't be suiting up for his new team until the start of the 2021 season. His absence creates a hole in the Dodgers' rotation, with Dustin May looking like the most likely beneficiary.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Wed 3/25/20 12:10 AM

Price has been playing catch and doing arm exercises during Major League Baseball's hiatus, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Price has done his best to keep his arm ready throughout the suspension of play made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, he speculated Tuesday that there will be a need for another training camp before players are prepared to begin the regular season. The southpaw, who is penciled as the Dodgers' No. 3 starter, pitched in only two Cactus League contests before spring training was suspended.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Mon 3/9/20 3:34 PM

Price struck out seven and issued one walk across three no-hit innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 7-1 win over the Rockies in Cactus League play.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw surrendered two runs in his spring debut earlier this month, but since he still struck out three in that outing, his K:BB stands at a magnificent 10:3 through 4.1 innings. While spring stats aren't always indicators of what's to come, the fact that Price is inducing swings and misses and a high rate early on is a promising sign. At the very least, Price looks to be healthy again after he required offseason surgery to address a cyst on his left wrist, an issue that he said often made it difficult for him to get a proper feel for his pitches in 2019.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Mon 3/2/20 11:51 PM

Price gave up two runs in 1.1 innings against the Reds on Monday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

While the results of his first appearance as a Dodger weren't favorable, Price indicated that he felt good in the outing, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. "I have feeling in my fingers, in my hand. It's not freezing cold. It's got blood flow. It's warm. It's a different feeling. It's nice." The southpaw's comments suggest that the circulation issue that bothered him last season is a thing of the past following offseason surgery to remove a cyst in his left wrist. That leaves Price firmly entrenched as the No. 3 starter in the Dodgers' rotation.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Fri 2/28/20 2:46 PM

Price will pitch exclusively out of the stretch this season, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The decision could theoretically improve Price's profile this season, though it likely won't have a major impact. Batters managed an identical .319 wOBA against Price last season whether or not there were men on base, though the lefty did at least slash his walk rate in half (from 9.0 percent to 4.5 percent) with runners on.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Thu 2/27/20 6:40 PM

Price will pitch in his first spring training game with the Dodgers on Monday against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price is returning to game action for the first time since September after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst from his left wrist. The 34-year-old was not limited during the offseason and is expected to slide into the middle of a Los Angeles rotation that will be without Kenta Maeda, who was dealt to the Twins the same day that Price became a Dodger.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Wed 2/19/20 3:00 AM

Price completed his second bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price underwent surgery on his wrist in September but appears to be fully healed heading into the 2020 campaign. The Dodgers are counting on the veteran to fill a spot in the middle of their rotation after acquiring him from the Red Sox in the Mookie Betts trade.

OUTDavid Price
SP LAD
Mon 2/17/20 12:11 AM

Price (wrist) is no longer losing feeling in his left hand, Michael J. Duarte of NBC Los Angeles reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price went under the knife in September to remove a cyst in his left wrist that had been causing poor circulation and subsequent loss of feeling in his hand since early in his career. With the cyst no longer an issue, Price noted improvements both in his everyday home life and during baseball activities. The veteran is expected to open the regular season as a key part of the Dodgers' starting rotation.