Price (hamstring) has begun to throw off a mound, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The lefty was placed on the injured list in late April and was expected to miss several weeks. Throwing off a mound is a promising sign for his return in the near future. Price pitched well before the injury, allowing one run in his last six innings after two bad appearances to start the season. Once healthy, Price may start games, with Dustin May (elbow) out for the season and Tony Gonsolin (shoulder) still at least three weeks from being available.
Price (hamstring) is expected to miss 'several weeks' with the injury that landed him on the IL on Monday, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports.
The status of Price and Tony Gonsolin takes on a little more urgency following Dustin May's injury Saturday, but it doesn't appear that Price will be able to step in anytime soon. The Dodgers instead may turn to Mitchell White to replace May in the rotation for the short term, though the Dodgers might not need a fifth starter for a while.
Price was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right hamstring strain.
Price suffered the injury during Sunday's matchup against the Padres, and he's since been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. According to manager Dave Roberts, the club expects Price to miss at least a few weeks, per Juan Toribio of MLB.com. He owns a 5.59 ERA and 1.86 WHIP with an 11:4 K:BB over his first seven relief outings of the 2021 campaign (9.2 innings).
Price suffered a hamstring strain during Sunday's loss to the Padres in 11 innings, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Price came on in the seventh inning of Sunday's contest and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out one in one inning. Manager Dave Roberts revealed after the game that Price suffered a hamstring injury during his appearance, and he was unable to pitch longer than one inning as a result. The southpaw will be evaluated Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
Price (1-0) took the win against San Diego on Friday, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing one walk while striking out four.
A day after Price picked up his first career save against Colorado, he was summoned in the 11th inning of an intense game against the division-rival Padres. The southpaw shut down San Diego in the 11th frame, then stuck around to notch the final three outs after Los Angeles came up with five runs in the top of the 12th. Price played a part in the offensive outburst, plating a run with a sacrifice fly to left field. The veteran got off to a rough start this season, but he has found his groove over his past three appearances, pitching four scoreless innings and notching an 8:1 K:BB.
Price struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Thursday en route to the save. He allowed two hits.
Kenley Jansen had worked the night before, throwing 19 pitches. Manager Dave Roberts did not turn back to Jansen on Thursday, instead giving the ball to Price with Yonathan Daza, Alan Trejo and the pitcher's spot due up. The lefty made things interesting, allowing the first two batters he faced to reach, but Price ultimately buckled down and emerged with his first career regular-season save. It was his fourth relief appearance of the 2021 campaign.
Price (illness) will begin the 2021 season in a relief role, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Price has been dealing with an illness over the last few days but appears on track to be ready for the start of the season. Manager Dave Roberts revealed Monday night that the veteran will come out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever once healthy. He'll join Jimmy Nelson and Tony Gonsolin, who will fall into the same role out of the bullpen, at least to begin the campaign.
Price (illness) hopes to throw a simulated game Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Price was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to an illness, but he'd likely remain on track for the start of the regular season if he's able to pitch Monday. Manager Dave Roberts said that Price is still being considered for the Dodgers' fifth rotation spot along with Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin.
Price was scratched from his scheduled start during Sunday's spring game against the Angels due to an illness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Price was initially slated to start Sunday's Cactus League matchup with Tony Gonsolin coming on in relief, but Price was feeling under the weather ahead of the matchup. As a result, Gonsolin will start against the Angels. There have been some discussions about Price coming out of the bullpen to begin the season, but it's unlikely that his illness will force him to miss time to begin the 2021 campaign.
Price started Thursday's Cactus League contest against Arizona, completing 2.2 innings and allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one.
This was Price's first start of the spring, as he came out of the bullpen in his previous two outings. The southpaw survived a shaky first inning in which he gave up a single and a double without yielding a run, but things didn't turn out as well in the third, when Price gave up four singles and a walk, leading to a pair of Arizona runs. The veteran's role for the coming campaign remains a mystery; he is still a candidate to be part of the starting rotation, though there have been some discussions about Price coming out of the bullpen to begin the season.
Price tossed three scoreless innings against Cleveland in a Cactus League game Friday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.
Price followed Walker Buehler on the mound Friday and looked sharp, limiting Cleveland to a single and a walk. He was pitching on just three days' rest following his spring debut Monday, and there has been some discussion about the left-hander pitching out of the bullpen to begin the campaign. Price hasn't shown much rust despite opting out last season; he has yet to allow a run in four spring innings.
Price isn't locked into a rotation spot this season, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The Dodgers have plenty of depth throughout their roster, and their rotation is no exception. Price has been a starter in all but 10 of his 321 career major-league appearances, but he also hasn't pitched in over a year after opting out of last season. It's possible he opens the year in the bullpen to build up his arm strength before eventually moving into a rotation role. Price himself believes he'll be ready to throw 80 or 90 pitches by Opening Day, per David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports, but he's also said he's willing to fill whatever role the Dodgers need him to fill.
Price will make his spring debut Monday against the White Sox, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It's not clear exactly what Price has left in the tank, as he's 35 years old and opted out of last season. When he was last on the mound in 2019, his 4.28 ERA was his worst mark since his rookie season a decade prior, though his underlying numbers were strong. His 3.62 FIP was his best mark in three years, as he paired a career-high 27.9 percent strikeout rate with a 7.0 percent walk rate.
Price threw live batting practice Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Price will also reportedly throw a bullpen session within the next couple days prior to taking the mound for spring training action early next week. His last live game action came during the 2019 season; however, everything appears on track for Price to begin the 2021 season in the Dodgers' rotation.
Price (opt out) reported to spring training last week and will play in 2021, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
The 35-year-old was acquired from the Red Sox in February 2020 and ended up opting out of the shortened season, but he'll be on the field for the Dodgers in 2021. Price had a 4.28 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 128:32 K:BB over 107.1 innings during 2019, and he should open the season as Los Angeles' No. 4 starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer and Walker Buehler.
Price indicated Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he currently intends to play this upcoming season after opting out of the 2020 campaign.
Manager Dave Roberts said earlier Thursday that he was unsure if the southpaw would elect to play in 2021. However, the 35-year-old has now communicated that he plans on returning to the field, though future developments with the COVID-19 pandemic could very well impact his final decision. If Price does indeed make his Dodger debut next spring, he figures to further bolster a very strong Los Angeles rotation.
Manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that he isn't yet sure whether Price (opt out) will elect to play in 2021, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Price sat out the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and he hasn't yet made a decision regarding his status for next season. Roberts said he hopes the southpaw returns to play, but he also stated that Price will likely come to a decision for what's best for his family based on the state of the pandemic when play resumes.
Price has elected not to play this season, he announced on his personal Twitter page Saturday.
Price cited his health and his family's health as his reasons for sitting out the season during the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the highest-profile player thus far to opt out. He now won't be suiting up for his new team until the start of the 2021 season. His absence creates a hole in the Dodgers' rotation, with Dustin May looking like the most likely beneficiary.
Price has been playing catch and doing arm exercises during Major League Baseball's hiatus, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Though Price has done his best to keep his arm ready throughout the suspension of play made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, he speculated Tuesday that there will be a need for another training camp before players are prepared to begin the regular season. The southpaw, who is penciled as the Dodgers' No. 3 starter, pitched in only two Cactus League contests before spring training was suspended.
Price struck out seven and issued one walk across three no-hit innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 7-1 win over the Rockies in Cactus League play.
The southpaw surrendered two runs in his spring debut earlier this month, but since he still struck out three in that outing, his K:BB stands at a magnificent 10:3 through 4.1 innings. While spring stats aren't always indicators of what's to come, the fact that Price is inducing swings and misses and a high rate early on is a promising sign. At the very least, Price looks to be healthy again after he required offseason surgery to address a cyst on his left wrist, an issue that he said often made it difficult for him to get a proper feel for his pitches in 2019.
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|04/25||vs SD||L 7-8||1.0||3||1||0||1|
|04/19||@ SEA||L 3-4||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|04/16||@ SD||W 11-6||1||2.0||0||0||1||4|
|04/15||vs COL||W 7-5||1||1.0||2||0||0||2|
|04/13||vs COL||W 7-0||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|04/05||@ OAK||W 10-3||2.0||4||3||2||0|
|04/02||@ COL||W 11-6||1.2||5||2||0||2|
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|2013||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||7.1||2||2||0||1||0||0||12||3||4||1.27||0.986|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||5.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||8||2||12||10.38||2.692|