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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price opts out of 2020 Major League Baseball season

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Major League Baseball’s summer camps are up and running in hopes of starting the season July 23, but that doesn’t mean every player …
Major League Baseball’s summer camps are up and running in hopes of starting the season July 23, but that doesn’t mean every player will commit to playing through a pandemic.
Saturday, David Price became the latest to decide the risk wasn’t worth it.
Price, who turns 35 next month, announced Saturday that he will opt out of the 2020 season, citing concern for his health and that of his family’s. He is the sixth player to opt out of the season — and the most prominent and highest-paid to date.
Price, traded to the Dodgers in January along with former MVP outfielder Mookie Betts, was due to make $32 million in 2020, and is under contract for that amount in 2021 and ’22. With the season shortened to 60 games and players receiving pro-rated pay, Price will forfeit around $11 million in salary.
« After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, » Price wrote on Twitter, « I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season.

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