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Dodgers Rumors: L.A. Among Teams Interested In Carlos Carrasco

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

In the process of completing trades with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that helped them address their starting rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers missed on trading for either of Cole Hamels and David Price.

Hamels and Price joined Jonny Cueto as aces the Dodgers were reportedly interested in, only for them to be traded elsewhere. With Mat Latos and Alex Wood in the fold, the Dodgers’ starting rotation sits in the best position its been in all season after Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu were lost to injury.

However, Los Angeles nonetheless remains in the market for more starting pitching. Among the potential targets is Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark:

Stark later added the Toronto Blue Jays, already with David Price added to the staff, had fallen out of the chase for Carrasco:

When trade talks had yet to hit full swing the Dodgers were reported among the teams who contacted the Indians regarding their starting pitchers. Carrasco, in his sixth year with the club, is 11-8 with a 4.03 ERA, 2.83 FIP and 1.15 WHIP.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan native owns a 5.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season and is averaging 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Carrasco is under team control through the 2020 season with team options and buyouts for both 2019 and 2020.

Carrasco last pitched Thursday night in Oakland, allowing one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in a complete-game win.

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