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Dodgers' star pitcher David Price opts out of playing this year

The five-time All-Star lefty posted Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price throws a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price has become the latest high-profile player to opt out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus.

The five-time All-Star lefty posted Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate. The 60-game season is scheduled to begin July 23.

The Dodgers got Price and star outfielder Mookie Betts from Boston in February. The 34-year-old Price won the 2012 AL Cy Young Award with Tampa Bay and helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series.

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