The Dodgers are in a fortunate position this year. Even with an injury to Andrew Heaney, they’ve been able to keep their starting staff healthy and productive. Part of that can be attributed to the work of the bullpen, which has also been phenomenal.
But you can’t deny the incredible start that the rotation is off to. Even Tyler Anderson has been an incredible addition, a guy that they expected to mostly work out of the bullpen. But one arm that the Dodgers don’t appear to be using is David Price.
Price hit the COVID injured list last month, but he has been traveling with the team and appears to be healthy. But despite that, he has not been activated and has not pitched in a game since April 22nd. In fact, he has appeared in just 5 games all year long, and there might be a reason for that.
According to The Athletic’s Peter Gammons, the Dodgers might be trying to trade Price away. Gammons says that they want to give him an opportunity to get more starts somewhere, and he won’t get that in Los Angeles. So that means that Price could be on the move at some point.
The Dodgers are paying $16 million of Price’s $32 million deal this season. The Red Sox are on the hook for the remainder of his contract as part of the trade than landed Mookie Betts and Price in LA. But if there is an opportunity for him to pitch somewhere else, it sounds like they will make that happen.
The best-case scenario is that a contender finds a nee in their rotation for Price and is willing to make the trade. But given his salary and relatively low production with the Dodgers, it’s likely they don’t get much in return.
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