On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-team, 13-player deal with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.
In the deal, the Dodgers received seven players, including starting pitchers Mat Latos, Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo. While Arroyo is recovering from Tommy John surgery, the other two are expected to join the rotation once they reach Los Angeles. Their arrival will likely push Mike Bolsinger out of the rotation and either into the bullpen or back to Triple-A. There’s still one day left before the trade deadline and the Dodgers front office is probably not done from what they’ve shown thus far.
According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Dodgers may not be done and could be looking at a position they already bolstered:
One AL exec believes #Dodgers *still* trying to add a starting pitcher, even after the 13-player deal.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2015
It was previously reported that the Dodgers were interested in right-handers Yovani Gallardo and Mike Leake if they could not acquire Cole Hamels or David Price; however, that was before they made a deal that brought them two healthy starting pitchers. The Texas Rangers are reportedly willing to move Gallardo in the right deal, but not much has been heard from the Cincinnati Reds and Leake. Also, the Dodgers had interest in right-hander Tyson Ross from the San Diego Padres, but the Padres have yet to make a deal that would consider them sellers.
It’s possible the Dodgers could use their roster surplus to get them another starting pitcher, as they will have to clear room on the roster in the next day. Also, Alex Guerrero was said to be discussed in deals for pitching help.
The only thing that is known, is that Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are willing to make move players and make deals if they believe it will help reach the World Series.