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Los Angeles Dodgers elect to place David Price on NLDS roster

Aug 17, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price (33) in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price (33) in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran left-hander David Price is on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 26-man roster for the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.

The team submitted its roster Friday, hours before the opener of the best-of-five series in San Francisco.

The 36-year-old Price wasn’t part of the roster for the Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the wild-card game on Wednesday.

Price went 5-2 with a 4.03 ERA in 39 appearances (11 starts) during the regular season. He is slated to be a reliever in the NLDS.

The five-time All-Star used to be one of the top starting pitchers in the majors. He won the 2012 American League Cy Young Award after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Price is 5-9 with a 4.62 ERA in 23 career postseason appearances (14 starts). He has served up 16 homers in 99 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers also placed Game 1 starter Walker Buehler on the NLDS roster after not having him active against the Cardinals.

Removed from the roster were utility player Zach McKinstry and outfielder Luke Raley.

–Field Level Media