Major League Baseball unveils schedule for 60-game season; Nationals-Yankees first up

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price, citing his and his family's health during the COVID-19 outbreak, will not play this season, local media reported on Sunday.

In a statement Saturday directed at Dodger fans, Price said he decided it was in the best interest of his and his family's health to not play this season. "I will miss my teammates and will be cheering for them throughout the season and on to a World Series victory", posted Price on Twitter on Saturday.

The Yankees are scheduled to play Major League Baseball's first game of the season with a 7:08 p.m. matchup against the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Thursday, July 23. The league scrapped training camps in mid-March, but players have since returned to stadiums in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young award victor, has a record of 7-5 in 22 starts for the Red Sox in 2019. "I know it's not all going to be at one time, but a little change here, a change there, we'll eventually get to where we need to be".

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Trump said that this has been possible due to the historic actions taken by his administration. Pence also said he doesn't believe "there's a need for a national mandate" on masks.

Instead of keeping teams in hubs like the NBA, NHL, and MLS, teams will travel from city to city, though confined to their regions to avoid long trips.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he would like to see more Black people hired in baseball.

Price arrived in Los Angeles as a part of a blockbuster trade that also involved former Red Sox star Mookie Betts. Price was slated to slot into the third spot in their starting rotation behind Kershaw and Walker Buehler. The 21-year-old out of Texas Tech made four college starts this season, allowing five runs over 21 innings with 33 strikeouts and four walks.

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