The MLB trade deadline of August 1st is rapidly approaching, and the Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors are starting to heat up. The Dodgers are 56-44, good for the top wild card spot in the NL. But the Dodgers are trying to find an upgrade or two before the deadline, especially in the rotation. With that in mind, here all the latest Dodgers trade rumors.
Dodgers Want Sale?
It's unclear if the White Sox are willing to part with ace Chris Sale, even after his outburst last week. But if they do, the Dodgers are willing to make a sizeable offer according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
As of Monday, the Dodgers’ sense was the White Sox were not yet motivated to move Chris Sale or even well-regarded No. 2 starter Jose Quintana. But I have heard if that changes, the Dodgers would be more aggressive with Sale than they were with Hamels, up to including top prospect, lefty Julio Urias, to front a strong package.
The Dodgers are in desperate need of starting help, with Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brett Anderson all injured. Urias has a bright future, but he would only be one piece the Dodgers would need to give up to land Sale. Sherman also mentions Quintana and the Rays' Chris Archer as possible targets.
L.A. Looking At Outfielders?
Also according to Sherman, the Dodgers are looking at outfield help because of injuries.
Los Angeles also is worried Andre Ethier might not make it back from a fractured tibia that has cost him the whole season. Thus, the Dodgers also are weighing lefty-hitting outfielders. Brett Gardner is not atop their list, but would be a consideration.
It's safe to include Jay Bruce as a possible option, and he's one of the better left-handed hitting OFs on the market. The Reds and Dodgers have a solid trading relationship, which could help.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed