DETROIT – Former Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price has become the most prominent MLB player to retire from the 2020 season, announcing on Saturday that he would refuse to play because “it is in the best interest my health and that of my family. “
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a successful deal that also included Mookie Betts, will lose about $ 11.5 million in wages. He remains under contract with the Dodgers during the 2022 season.
“I will miss my teammates and I will cheer them on throughout the season and for a World Series win,” Price said in a Twitter message. “I’m sorry, I won’t be playing for you this year, but I look forward to representing you next year. “
Price, 34, launched for the Tigers in 2014 and 2015.
Mountain veteran Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross and his brother, former Tigers pitcher Tyson Ross, are among the other players who have retired from the 2020 season.