The five-time All Star, acquired this year from the Boston Red Sox, will be absent from the Major League season to protect his family.
The launcher Los Angeles Dodgers, David Price, will not play in this season of the MLB and joins other players who chose to take concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Price, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox along with 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts, will not participate. “After much thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided that it is in my best health and the health of my family that I do not play this season,” he announced on social media.
“I will miss my teammates and cheer them on throughout the season and until victory in the World Series. I am sorry not to play for you this year, but I hope to represent you next year,” he added.
The five-time All-Star announcement comes a day after Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he was “not comfortable” with the current situation and still unsure if he will play due to his pregnant wife.
The start of the MLB 2020 campaign was scheduled to start in March before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, a 60-game regular season will begin on July 23, but it could have some significant casualties on the rosters.
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