Dodgers scratch lefty David Price from start with arm issue

September 4, 2021 GMT
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dodgers left-hander David Price was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night in the opener of a key NL West series against the Giants because of an unspecified arm injury.

The injured list was a possibility, manager Dave Roberts said.

Corey Knebel was called into action to start in Price’s place as Los Angeles made it a bullpen game with the division race dead even. Both teams began the day at 85-49.

“It was something he’s been dealing with, but then it kind of came to a head more after his last start,” Roberts said of Price.

Roberts didn’t offer specifics on Price’s condition, saying: “It’s an arm thing and he’s just kind of felt it. It’s nothing that’s going to be a big deal. It’s kind of making sure that we don’t let it become such. If it is an IL, it’d be a short-term deal.”

The 36-year-old Price, who opted out of the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, has one year remaining on a $217 million, seven-year contract he originally signed with the Red Sox in December 2015.

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