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.
David Price was brought up on the reporters conf call. He would have to seek reinstatement from the commissioner if he wanted to opt back into the season. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 31, 2020
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.