Left-hander David Price won’t play for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first year with the team, as he announced Saturday that he will abandon the shortened season 2020.
“Dear Dodgers nation,” price wrote in a message on Twitter. “After serious consideration and discussions with my family to my team, I decided that in the interest of my health and that of my family for me not to play this season. I miss my team and will cheer for them throughout the season and to win the World series. I’m sorry that I’m not playing for you this year, but look forward to representing you next year.
“Take care of yourself, be healthy, and be kind. And Go Dodgers!”
Price, a five-time All-star, who turns 35 in August, was acquired along with Dodgers outfielder flour Betts in February in the trade that sent outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects infielder Jeter down and Connor Wong in Boston.
The 2012 CY young winner went 7-5 with a 4.28 era in 22 starts last season, “Red SOx”, marking the highest single season era of his career with his first full season in the majors (2009). It was installed $ 11.9 million, in proportion with his $32 million salary, for 60-season Games in 2020, two years and $64 million remaining on his contract until 2022.
He has a career record 150-80 with a 3.31 era in 12 seasons with Tampa Bay, Detroit, Toronto blue jays and the red SOx, making the all-star performances in 2010-12 and 2014-15.
Several other players have already refused a shortened season, including the Washington all-star first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond.
Players announced last week for the team to hold camp at their home stadiums, with the regular season expected to start on 23 or 24 July.
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