Dodgers Free Agent David Price Won’t Pitch During 2023 Season

David Price has spent 14 seasons in the Major Leagues and three as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his career may be coming to an end.

Price missed three weeks because of left wrist inflammation, but he was able to return before the season’s end. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also noted the 37-year-old battled various other injuries with his arm, elbow and wrist throughout the year.

In July, Price said he would speak with his children about potentially retiring. It was also reported that he would indeed retire after the 2022 season, but the left-hander refuted that and said a decision has not been made.

Now, Price’s agent said he will not pitch during the 2023 season but stopped short of saying it’s a retirement, via Jon Heyman of the New York Post:

Last season, Price finished the year throwing 40.1 innings with a 2.45 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.17 WHIP, 22.2% strikeout rate and 5.4% walk rate.

If Price indeed does not pitch again, he will retire finishing off a highly successful career, entering the league as the first overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft, winning the 2012 American League Cy Young Award and a helping the Boston Red Sox win the 2018 World Series.

Throughout his career, Price owns a 3.32 ERA, 3.39 FIP, 1.16 WHIP, 23.6% strikeout rate and 6.4% walk rate in 2,143.2 innings in 400 games and 322 starts with 42.5 WAR. He spent time pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Dodgers.

Dodgers free agent Justin Turner drawing interest from Marlins

Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner completed the 2022 regular season as the longest-tenured players in the Dodgers organization, but both became free agents after the World Series concluded.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman called Kershaw and Turner the top priorities for the team, and the left-hander has since been re-signed to a one-year contract.

However, Turner remains a free agent and is drawing interest from the Miami Marlins.

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