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LA Dodgers Reportedly Interested in Baltimore Reliever Mychal Givens

The club continues their pursuit for bullpen help.

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 21: Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mychal Givens (60) pitches in the eighth inning during the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles on July 21, 2019, at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Dodgers have expressed interest in Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Mychal Givens, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

This was stated in a recent column written by Rosenthal:

Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens would fit that description — he has two years of arbitration remaining after this one. The Indians, Braves and Dodgers are among the teams said to be interested in him.

Givens was once the elite setup man for Zack Britton in Britton’s Orioles days and is having a fantastic year and is very controllable. He is used to being a setup man, so it would be somewhat of a seamless transition to the Dodgers bullpen.

Givens has a 3.12 DRA this season and 52 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. He also holds a career 3.84 DRA which is pretty solid for a reliever and especially when considering that his 4.84 DRA last season was an outlier.

If Givens wound up not being the best reliever the Dodgers acquired this season, they will have had a fantastic trade deadline period.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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