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Dodgers Emerging as Top Landing Spot For Starting Pitcher Tyler Glasnow

With the Dodgers needing to add multiple starting pitchers this off-season, including some front-line talent, the front office has been looking around the league for help. They have been linked to many of the top-tier free agents on the market, and have been discussing trades for available starters.

Players like Dylan Cease and Corbin Burnes have been heavily talked about for this Dodgers team, and LA remains interested. After signing two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani to a record-setting contract, the Dodgers’ attention now shifts over to their rotation.

Dodgers Insider Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic is reporting that the team has emerged as a prominent landing spot for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow.

“Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow has emerged as a prominent Dodgers trade target over the last week, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. Some sources suggested that talks could pick up now that the Dodgers have secured an agreement with Ohtani.”

Per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic

Glasnow is owed $25 million next season in the final year of his contract. If traded to Los Angeles, it wouldn’t be a long-term commitment. He could bolster the rotation for next season, and the Dodgers could see how he fit in before potentially offering a contract extension, or attempting to re-sign him after the season.

In 21 games for the Rays last season, Glasnow returned to form, posting an ERA of 3.53 and a WHIP of 1.08. He also struck out 162 batters over 120 innings of work. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in Aug. 2021.

Depending on the Rays’ needs in a trade, Glasnow might come at a cheaper cost (in terms of prospect capital) than Cease or Burnes. The team could also try to secure a package deal to acquire Glasnow and outfielder Randy Arozarena as well. Either way, Glasnow would add depth at the top of the rotation behind Walker Buehler and Bobby Miller.

Signing Shohei Ohtani signals an all-in push, but it doesn’t help the Dodgers’ 2024 rotation, since Ohtani is unlikely to pitch until 2025 at the earliest after undergoing elbow surgery himself. The front office’s next call could be to St. Petersburg.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. Glasnow is not worth $25 million and the Dodgers are going to have to give up a few quality prospects to get him for one season. So it will be interesting to see what the Rays get for him.

    1. No but if they could get Randy Arozarena thrown in the deal I would be willing to give up 5-6 prospects to get that deal. say Vargas, Busch, Stone, Knapp and River Ryan….. That’s pretty equal value and unplugs the mash at the top of the minors for the Dodgers.

  2. I have long been wishing for the Dodgers to grab Glasnow. He has electric stuff—a fastball that touches 100 mph and truly excellent breaking balls. The thing to watch out for is his physical exam. If cleared, then he is worth a good chunk of the total Dodgers pitching budget, in my view.

    Of course, try for Yamamoto and Imanaga. But even with Yamamoto or Imanaga, it would be nice to have a starter like Glasnow. Can you imagine: Buehler, Yamamoto/Imanaga, Glasnow, Bobby Miller, Pepiot? Wow, not a weak link in the entire rotation!

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