The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers had reportedly agreed upon an Eduardo Rodriguez trade. However, the deal is not happening after Rodriguez invoked his 10-team no-trade clause to avoid being sent to Los Angeles, per Jeff Passan. The Dodgers were able to previously boost their starting rotation by acquiring Lance Lynn, but have missed on Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Lucas Giolito, and now Rodriguez.

Rodriguez shuts down Dodgers

The Dodgers wanted to upgrade their pitching staff ahead of the MLB trade deadline. They were one of the busiest teams in the trade market to open the final week of July, acquiring OF Kiké Hernandez and SS Amed Rosario in deals with the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Guardians. LA then added Lynn and RP Joe Kelly.

Since then, however, the Dodgers haven't made any notable acquisitions. As of this story's publication, there is still time for them to add a pitcher or two, perhaps Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals makes sense, but nothing is certain.

Los Angeles leads the National League West heading into August. The Dodgers are a talented team capable of making a playoff run. The question is whether or not their pitching staff, notably their pitching depth, can hold up throughout October. LA is leaning on young arms like Bobby Miller and Emmet Sheehan who are both talented but inexperienced. Meanwhile, Clayton Kershaw has dealt with injury concerns and both Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin have not been consistent.

The Dodgers will probably try everything in their power to add at least one more starter prior to the deadline, though, it won't be Eduardo Rodriguez.