David Price
P LAD
Sat 4/17/21 3:59 AM

Price (1-0) took the win against San Diego on Friday, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing one walk while striking out four.
EDGE Analysis
A day after Price picked up his first career save against Colorado, he was summoned in the 11th inning of an intense game against the division-rival Padres. The southpaw shut down San Diego in the 11th frame, then stuck around to notch the final three outs after Los Angeles came up with five runs in the top of the 12th. Price played a part in the offensive outburst, plating a run with a sacrifice fly to left field. The veteran got off to a rough start this season, but he has found his groove over his past three appearances, pitching four scoreless innings and notching an 8:1 K:BB.

David Price
P LAD
Fri 4/16/21 2:15 AM

Price struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Thursday en route to the save. He allowed two hits.
EDGE Analysis
Kenley Jansen had worked the night before, throwing 19 pitches. Manager Dave Roberts did not turn back to Jansen on Thursday and instead gave the ball to Price with Yonathan Daza, Alan Trejo and the pitcher's spot due up. The lefty made things interesting, allowing the first two batters he faced to reach, but Price ultimately buckled down and emerged with his first career regular-season save. It was his fourth relief appearance of the 2021 campaign.

David Price
P LAD
Mon 3/29/21 10:01 PM1 Comment

Price (illness) will begin the 2021 season in a relief role, Juan Toribio of MLB.comreports.
EDGE Analysis
Price has been dealing with an illness over the last few days but appears on track to be ready for the start of the season. Manager Dave Roberts revealed Monday night that the veteran will come out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever once healthy. He'll join Jimmy Nelson and Tony Gonsolin, who will fall into the same role out of the bullpen, at least to begin the campaign.

David Price
P LAD
Sun 3/28/21 8:50 PM

Price (illness) hopes to throw a simulated game Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Price was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to an illness, but he'd likely remain on track for the start of the regular season if he's able to pitch Monday. Manager Dave Roberts said that Price is still being considered for the Dodgers' fifth rotation spot along with Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin.

David Price
P LAD
Sun 3/28/21 7:46 PM

Price was scratched from his scheduled start during Sunday's spring game against the Angels due to an illness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Price was initially slated to start Sunday's Cactus League matchup with Tony Gonsolin coming on in relief, but Price was feeling under the weather ahead of the matchup. As a result, Gonsolin will start against the Angels. There have been some discussions about Price coming out of the bullpen to begin the season, but it's unlikely that his illness will force him to miss time to begin the 2021 campaign.

David Price
P LAD
Thu 3/18/21 10:45 PM

Price started Thursday's Cactus League contest against Arizona, completing 2.2 innings and allowing the runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one.
EDGE Analysis
This was Price's first start of the spring -- he came out of the bullpen in his previous two outings. The southpaw survived a shaky first inning in which he gave up a single and a double without yielding a run, but things didn't turn out as well in the third when Price gave up four singles and a walk, leading to a pair of Arizona runs. The veteran's role for the coming campaign remains a mystery; he is still a candidate to be part of the starting rotation, though there have been some discussions about Price coming out of the bullpen to begin the season.

David Price
P LAD
Sat 3/13/21 5:40 PM

Price tossed three scoreless innings against Cleveland in a Cactus League game Friday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.
EDGE Analysis
Price followed Walker Buehler on the mound Friday and looked sharp, limiting Cleveland to a single and a walk. He was pitching on just three days' rest following his spring debut Monday, and there has been some discussion about the left-hander pitching out of the bullpen to begin the campaign. Price hasn't shown much rust despite opting out last season; he has yet to allow a run in four spring innings.

David Price
P LAD
Mon 3/8/21 2:59 PM

Price isn't locked into a rotation spot this season, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Dodgers have plenty of depth throughout their roster, and their rotation is no exception. Price has been a starter in all but 10 of his 321 career major-league appearances, but he also hasn't pitched in over a year after opting out of last season. It's possible he opens the year in the bullpen to build up his arm strength before eventually moving into a rotation role. Price himself believes he'll be ready to throw 80 or 90 pitches by Opening Day, per David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports, but he's also said he's willing to fill whatever role the Dodgers need him to fill.

David Price
P LAD
Mon 3/8/21 12:41 PM

Price will make his spring debut Monday against the White Sox, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
It's not clear exactly what Price has left in the tank, as he's 35 years old and opted out of last season. When he was last on the mound in 2019, his 4.28 ERA was his worst mark since his rookie season a decade prior, though his underlying numbers were strong. His 3.62 FIP was his best mark in three years, as he paired a career-high 27.9 percent strikeout rate with a 7.0 percent walk rate.

David Price
P LAD
Thu 3/4/21 8:12 PM

Price threw live batting practice Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Price will also reportedly throw a bullpen session within the next couple days prior to taking the mound for spring training action early next week. His last live game action came during the 2019 season; however, everything appears on track for Price to begin the 2021 season in the Dodgers' rotation.