The Los Angeles Dodgers have been connected to the Cleveland Indians starting rotation in the latest Dodgers rumors. Here is who could be considered in a deal.
One of the areas that do not seem like a need for the Los Angeles Dodgers this winter is starting pitching. The team already has a solid five-man rotation that will likely consist of Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Rich Hill and Julio Urias.
That has not stopped the Los Angeles Dodgers rumors mill from churning when it comes to starting pitching. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Dodgers and Indians are exploring a potential deal for one of the Indians’ great starting rotation arms.
The Indians have a few good arms to offer and the Dodgers can’t really go wrong. Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger make up those that the Dodgers have explored via trade. The worst of that bunch is Carlos Carrasco, who would be the second-best pitcher on most big league staffs.
Running a six-man rotation would be extremely valuable for the Dodgers. Everyone currently in the Dodgers rotation could benefit from a little extra rest in the regular season and that could have a huge impact in October.
Starting pitching might not be the team’s number one need but it is not something to scoff at. Here are five players that the Dodgers might look to package in a deal; not all in the same deal, obviously.