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Dodgers' Price hasn't made retirement decision despite earlier report

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander David Price hasn't made up his mind about retiring at the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Price told reporters Sunday that he has yet to make a final decision about his playing future and is focused on returning for the stretch run this year, according to the Los Angeles Times' Jack Harris.

The development comes hours after USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that Price was set to call it a career after the season.

"It's just time," Price told Nightengale. "Everything on my body hurts."

Price has made 38 relief appearances for the Dodgers this season, posting a solid 2.58 ERA with 37 strikeouts across 38 1/3 innings. He has been on the 15-day injured list since Sept. 4 with inflammation in his left wrist.

The 37-year-old spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Rays, who drafted him first overall in 2007. He won the AL Cy Young in 2012.

Price was dealt to the Detroit Tigers at the 2014 trade deadline and spent parts of two campaigns in the Motor City before he was shipped to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.

The hurler helped the Blue Jays end their 22-season playoff drought before joining the Boston Red Sox in free agency ahead of the 2016 campaign.

Price spent four seasons in Boston, helping the club to a World Series victory in 2018.

The five-time All-Star finished with a league-low ERA on two occasions (2012, 2015). He owns a lifetime 157-82 record with a 3.32 ERA and 2,076 strikeouts in 2,141 2/3 innings.

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