The Astros announced on Twitter that starter Scott Feldman has been activated from the disabled list and outfielder Alex Presley has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
Feldman, 32, has been out since late May after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He made 10 starts prior, accruing a 4.80 ERA with a 37/14 K/BB ratio over 60 innings.
Presley, 29, has spent most of the year at Triple-A Fresno. He took only 13 plate appearances at the big league level, registering only three hits (all singles) and a walk.
David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.