The Dodgers have demonstrated a certain level of interest in left-handed starting pitcher Matthew Boyd of the Detroit Tigers, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 12, 2019
Boyd is under club control for another three seasons and is enjoying a massive breakout this season in Detroit after multiple seasons of mediocrity.
Boyd, owed only $2.6 million this season, has posted a 3.00 DRA in 107 innings of work, while compiling 142 strikeouts. This is his third full season in the big leagues and in the first two, he was awful, posting 6.46 DRA in 2017 and a 5.22 DRA in 2018.
This season, Matthew Boyd also boasts one of the best K-BB% in the sport, putting together a 32.0 K% and a minuscule 4.5 BB%. Moreover, he’s a left-handed pitcher that could potentially help fill the rotation spot of the injured Rich Hill.
Boyd should command a decent price in prospect capital considering his breakout and if the Dodgers do engage further, he could be a part of a package that includes Tigers’ closer Shane Greene, someone who is also reportedly of interest to the Dodgers.