At some point in the next week, the Dodgers are going to be making a move for an arm. It could be for a big-name starter, and it could be a big-name reliever. But no matter what direction the team decides to go, there will be a new arm in Los Angeles by Friday.
There are a number of names floating around the Dodgers right now. The Royals’ Danny Duffy, the Pirates’ Tyler Anderson, and the Rangers’ Ian Kennedy is another. But the latest name to pop up in the rumor mill might be the MOST exciting.
The Dodgers are reportedly in trade talks with the Twins on RHP José Berríos, according to MLB’s Jon Morosi. Berríos is just 27-years-old and still has a year of control left after this season before hitting free agency. He is also projected to be owed less than $3 million after the deadline.
Berrios would be an immediate upgrade for the Dodgers in their starting rotation as they continue to battle injuries. He has already made 20 starts this year and is striking out batters at a rate of over 9 per 9 innings.
His addition would also allow 1 starter to slide back into the bullpen. That could be David Price, but rookie Josiah Gray could also slide back into that role. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the Padres are also listed as the other team in talks to try and acquire Berrios.
The trade market is heating up!