Former Red Sox World Series Hero Announces Retirement

Tyler Maher
Former Boston Red Sox World Series champion David Price will retire after the 2022 MLB season.
Former Boston Red Sox World Series champion David Price will retire after the 2022 MLB season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

After an impressive and decorated career, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price will hang up his spikes after the 2022 MLB season.

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The news is not particularly surprising, as Price is in the final year of a seven-year, $217 deal he signed with the Boston Red Sox prior to the 2016 season. Price helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series against the Dodgers before being traded to them along with Mookie Betts prior to the 2020 season.

Price was already one of the game's most accomplished pitchers by the time he inked his megadeal with Boston. The first overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft arrived in the majors the following year just in time to help the Tampa Bay Rays win their first American League pennant in franchise history. He proceeded to establish himself as one of the top hurlers in the game over the next decade, earning five All-Star selections and winning the 2012 AL Cy Young Award.

The once-durable left-hander began breaking down in his 30s, however, perhaps due to the heavy toll he put on his arm earlier in his career (he twice led the majors in innings pitched). The Red Sox shipped him off to the Dodgers for salary relief, as Los Angeles agreed to pay half of the remaining $90 million on his contract.

Injuries forced Price into a relief role with the Dodgers, where he's been effective this year with a 2.58 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. Now 37 years old, is understandably ready to call it quits after 14 MLB seasons and not risk further damage to his body.

All that's left is to potentially win one more World Series ring with the Dodgers, who are +310 favorites to win it all on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds. It's tough to imagine a better ending than that.

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