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David Price Opting Out of Season, Freddie Freeman Dealing with COVID-19 Symptoms

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No surprise, but the effects of the pandemic have reached a couple MLB stars, with David Price electing to opt out of this season, and Freddie Freeman dealing with a symptomatic case of COVID-19.

Price announced his decision this afternoon:

Price, 34, was traded to the Dodgers this past offseason together with Mookie Betts, and while his contract was not attractive, he’s still a useful player. He’ll be under contract with the Dodgers for two more years after this one. As with any player who elects not to play this year, I wish Price and his family the best, and am assured that they’d done what’s right for them.

On Freeman:

Hopefully Freeman will be OK in time, and his case is another reminder of how quickly this can happen and how concerning it can be. The MLB protocols – in terms of player contact and possible spread – have their first highly-visible test.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.