The Dodgers have had to fight through their share of injuries this year. The health of guys in their bullpen has been a bit of a struggle, but they could be getting one big piece back soon.
David Price has not pitched in a game since April 25th. He came out of that outing with some pain in his hamstring, and the Dodgers later placed him on the injured list because of it. Price has been throwing in side sessions and off of mounds in recent weeks, and he is progressing towards a return.
Price talked with Dodgers media on Friday afternoon to give an update on his health and status. The veteran hurler said that his hamstring feels completely healed up, and even said that he is ready to come back as soon as possible.
I feel like I’m ready to go. I know how I’m going to feel tomorrow just by how I felt on the mound in my live BP and how I feel right now. Arm, leg, hamstring feels completely normal if not better than normal. I would love to get back out there and help these guys as soon as possible.
The Dodgers getting Price back in the bullpen would be a huge addition. Not only is he a quality arm that can get big outs, but he also provides the length that they don’t have out there right now. price and Tony Gonsolin were originally the 2 starters that were going to the bullpen to start 2021.
Price has put up one of the best strikeout rates of his career so far with the Dodgers. He’s punching out opposing batters at a rate of over 10 per 9 innings through his 7 appearances. He’s also been used in leverage spots by Dave Roberts, something they’re lacking as of late.