3 Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Deadline Rumors You Need To Know

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been in first place in the NL West for most of the season, but are still looking for that missing piece at the trade deadline to help them make the postseason. Here are three rumors you need to know:

Dodgers have intensified their quest for more pitching

Los Angeles is look to add some more pitching at the trade deadline, but that desire has become a need after Carlos Frias' injury.

Via MLB Trade Rumors:

The Dodgers‘ search for pitching may only intensify with the news that Carlos Frias has been placed on the 15-day DL with lower back tightness. Los Angeles already dipped into its starter depth by installing Frias and Mike Bolsinger into the rotation in place of Hyun-jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy, so all eyes will be on the Dodgers this month to see if they can land another big arm before the trade deadline.

Los Angeles could add multiple starters

The Dodgers would like to add relief pitching, but their biggest need is for starting pitching. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, LA could land "multiple starters" at the deadline:

"Don’t be surprised if they add multiple starters. Brett Anderson‘s long injury history makes him a question mark to last the entire season, while Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias are better fits as depth options rather than regular members of the rotation (though Bolsinger has pitched well). Even getting a mid-rotation starter would help L.A., though in a perfect world the Dodgers would land an ace like Johnny Cueto."

Dodgers acquire two minor leaguers from Braves

The Dodgers announced that they have acquired two minor leaguers ,outfielder Jordan Paroubeck and right-handed pitcher Caleb Dirks, from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for an international bonus slot that is worth $249K.

Paroubeck hit .286/.346/.457 in 157 plate appearances with the Padres’ Rookie-league affiliate last year, while Dirks has amassed a 1.53 ERA in 59 pro innings, averaging 10.1 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in that small sample.

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