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Rumor: Dodgers’ key plans for MLB trade deadline, revealed

Dodgers, MLB trade deadline

The MLB trade deadline has become a hot topic across the majors as of late. Multiple contending teams are already looking ahead to just how they plan on bolstering their roster come August 2, including the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The New York Post’s Jon Heyman provided updates on how several such teams are set to approach the trade deadline. For the likes of the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Houston Astros, they will all be on the lookout for “offensive upgrades.”

For the Dodgers, Heyman noted that as the team has dealt with multiple pitching injuries over the season, they will “seek” a starter.

The Dodgers have had their fair share of injury dilemmas within their starting rotation this season. The likes of Walker Buehler (strained forearm) and Andrew Heaney (shoulder inflammation) are currently sidelined due to their respective ailments.

Overall, nine different pitchers have logged a start for the Dodgers so far in the campaign.

As of late, the Dodgers have been linked with a multitude of veteran starters, including Oakland Athletics’ Frankie Montas and Cincinnati Reds’ Luis Castillo. Heyman does note that Montas is “sure to be traded,” while Castillo is considered to be a top starter on the trade market.

In the big picture, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has proved in seasons past that he is not one to shy away from going all out to acquire an All-Star starter, as was the case when he completed a move for Max Scherzer last year. It remains to be seen on whether he plans to do just that in the coming weeks.