10DDavid 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.

10DDavid 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.

10DDavid 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.

10DDavid 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.

10DDavid 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.

10DDavid 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.

10DDavid Price
P LAD
Tue 2/23/21 9:13 PM

Price (opt out) reported to spring training last week and will play in 2021, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 35-year-old was acquired from the Red Sox in February 2020 and ended up opting out of the shortened season, but he'll be on the field for the Dodgers in 2021. Price had a 4.28 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 128:32 K:BB over 107.1 innings during 2019, and he should open the season as Los Angeles' No. 4 starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer and Walker Buehler.

10DDavid Price
P 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.

10DDavid Price
P 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.

10DDavid Price
P 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.