Dodgers: David Price Has Not Expressed Desire to Opt Back Into the Season

The Dodgers’ starting rotation is getting a little bit of a shakeup this week. Ross Stripling was shipped off to Toronto(Buffalo) at the trade deadline in exchange for a few players to be named later. And Tony Gonsolin was named to the rotation by Andrew Friedman.

In the conversation about sending off Ross Stripling, David Price’s name came up. The question came up to Friedman on whether or not Price would be allowed to opt back into the season if he so desired. Apparently, it would take a few extra steps to do so. 

The Dodgers adding Price into their rotation would probably change things up pretty dramatically, but that sounds like that’s not much of a worry. Friedman confirmed that he talks to Price fairly often, but that he has not expressed an interest in rejoining this team this year…yet. 

Price opted out of MLB’s restart right before Summer Camp workouts started. The Dodgers traded for him in the Mookie Betts deal and had the intention of placing him directly into the middle of their starting rotation. Price still has two years left on his contract after this season, so he will be around for a while. Price’s salary for those two years will be half paid by the Boston Red Sox. 

Dodgers Trade RHP Ross Stripling to Toronto Blue Jays

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  1. Since they couldn’t get Lynn for an acceptable price (no pun) they are now left going into the playoffs with two known quantities and three ? s. It would be nice if Price opted back in, but that’s not likely. It would be a shame now to see another early out because of a lack of starting pitching. They basically traded Stripling for a couple of garbage can lids. Kershaw has 158 PS innings, Buehler 36, Urias 15, May 3 and Gonsolin 0. Given how our power bats have been silenced three PS in a row, I’m not feeling as comfortable as I was a couple of years ago.