What’s on Tap: Previewing Wednesday’s afternoon action

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We have five afternoon contests today, including a Clayton Kershaw performance. Yes, he gets his own solo billing now. And why not? Kershaw is 7-0 over his last eight starts and hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a game over that stretch. He has likewise struck out at least ten batters in eight of his last 10 starts. The dude is as dominant as it gets.

Elsewhere we see the continuation of the Cubs-Nationals series with Jason Hammel taking on Stephen Strasburg. The Yankees play the Rockies too. Here’s hoping that the carnage of last night doesn’t carry over into today. Someone, please, think of the bullpens.

New York Yankees (Ivan Nova) @ Colorado Rockies (Chad Bettis), 3:10 PM EDT, Coors Field

Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin), 3:40 PM EDT, Chase Field

Miami Marlins (Justin Nicolino) @ San Diego Padres (Luis Perdomo), 3:40 PM EDT, Petco Park

Milwaukee Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ San Francisco Giants (Johnny Cueto), 3:45 PM EDT, AT&T Park

Chicago Cubs (Jason Hammel) @ Washington Nationals (Stephen Strasburg), 4:05 PM EDT, Nationals Park

David Price has opted out of the 2020 season

David Price opts out of season
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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.