The Dodgers are being linked to a lot of rumors right now, but one of them that makes some sense comes from Kansas City, where the Dodgers are looking to fill their holes in the bullpen and outfield.
Of course, the main priority right now after re-signing Rich Hill, is getting back Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. With Mark Melancon signing a reported 4 year deal worth $62 million, the Dodgers know that Jansen and Aroldis Chapman’s services may begin to be out of reach. Just like the story of the Dodgers talking to the Padres, the Dodgers need to look for plan B options if they lose their closer.
According to Andy McCullough of the LA Times, the Dodgers are interested in relief pitcher, Wade Davis and outfield Lorenzo Cain.
The Dodgers have shown interest in Royals closer Wade Davis and outfielder Lorenzo Cain, sources say. Unclear if KC ready to sell.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) December 5, 2016
There are reports that the Dodgers have already talked to the Royals about Davis, but the two teams could not reach an agreement as the Royals insisted on including Ian Kennedy in the deal.
Here’s a look at both Wade and Cain’s 2016 season.
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The bad news about Cain and Davis are that both have experienced some injuries with Wade dealing with forearm strain and Cain dealing with hamstring issues.
Both players look like the type of players that can definitely help the team or at least ease the pain of losing a player like Kenley Jansen.