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Dodgers Rumors: Trade With Marlins For Mat Latos Involves Braves



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Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (July 29, 6:00 p.m. PT): According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hector Olivera may be traded to the Atlanta Braves:

UPDATE (July 29, 5:45 p.m. PT): According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers would also Atlanta Braves left-hander Alex Wood as part of the three-team deal:

UPDATE (July 29, 5:40 p.m. PT): According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, an Atlanta Braves relief pitcher is also expected to be part of the three-team trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins:

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In the early morning hours on the West Coast word began to spread of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins reportedly agreeing on a trade. The deal would send Mat Latos, Michael Morse and the Marlins’ competitive balance draft pick to Los Angeles in exchange for three Minor League pitchers.

What’s unfolded since is reminiscent of the Dodgers’ winter trade with the San Diego Padres that drew national attention to Matt Kemp’s arthritic hips. Hours later an unnamed third team being involved was believed to be behind the trade not yet being made official.

The situation then escalated to Latos and Morse both suiting up for the Marlins tonight as the deal was put on hold due to medical records. While those details aren’t yet known, the Atlanta Braves are the third team involved, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

Adding more intrigue to the situation, Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds big names are set to be on the move:

Along with working to complete the three-team trade, the Dodgers are also expected to pursue Detroit Tigers ace David Price now that he’s been formally made available. Additionally, Cole Hamels remains an option as the Dodgers were said to be interested in acquiring two starting pitchers ahead of Friday’s 1 p.m. PT non-waiver trade deadline.

Latos this season is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, 3.34 FIP, 1.25 WHIP and has been much improved since returning from the disabled list in early June. More specifically, he holds a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts.

Morse is batting .214/.277/.314 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 52 games. Given the Dodgers already-crowded outfield picture, Morse may very well make his way to Atlanta once the dust settles.

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