Dodgers Trade Rumors: David Price Could Be Dealt to Give LHP Chance to Start

Doric SamMay 10, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers' David Price (33) returns to the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, April 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Los Angeles Dodgers veteran pitcher David Price reportedly could be on the move soon.

MLB insider Peter Gammons reported Monday that the Dodgers are looking to deal Price in hopes of finding him an opportunity where he would have the chance to be a starter again.

Price has made five appearances this season as a reliever, posting a 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with five strikeouts.

The 36-year-old lefty was traded to Los Angeles from the Boston Red Sox after the 2019 season. He sat out the entirety of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he still earned a World Series ring with the Dodgers that year.

In his first season back with Los Angeles in 2021, Price made 11 starts in 39 appearances and went 5-2 with a 4.03 ERA. It was his second consecutive season with an ERA over 4.00; before that, he had gone nine straight years without reaching that number.

In his 13th season, Price still has a serviceable arm, but he is not the pitcher he once was. A five-time All-Star, Price won the AL Cy Young Award in 2012. He was also named Comeback Player of the Year in 2018 when he bounced back from a 2017 injury-riddled season.

The Dodgers fell to 19-8 on Monday with a 5-1 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Los Angeles remains in first place in the NL West with a one-game lead over the San Diego Padres.