The Los Angeles Dodgers are keeping quiet when it comes to their trade plans. The deadline for non-waiver trades is on August 1st, and while most are speculating about Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer, the Dodgers might have their eyes set on an outfielder.
The Dodgers have faced a high amount of injuries this season. Andre Ethier continues to have setbacks in his recovery and could spend the entire season on the disabled list. Trayce Thompson (back) is also injured alongside Yasiel Puig (hamstring).
As of July 18th, 19 different players on the Dodgers have been placed on the DL. That’s tied with the Rockies for the most out of any team.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 22, 2016
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dodgers r pursuing SP & OF. barring injury, dont get how longoria fits. @redturn2 is great, utley/kendrick good.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 22, 2016
Heyman joined MLB Central to discuss the Dodgers potentially acquiring an outfielder. He said the Dodgers could possibly be seeking to land Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce.
“It’s a good time to be looking for outfielders … Jay Bruce is a name I heard most prominently with the Dodgers … I think Bruce is probably the most likely for them.”
He went on to say that there are multiple teams looking into Bruce as well.
This season with the Reds, Bruce has hit 19 home runs while adding 66 RBIs.
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