The Los Angeles Dodgers are thought to enter the season with an in-house group to fill second base every day. However, an interesting report dropped today from Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The Dodgers have their eye on a player they know well.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 26, 2018
Morosi says that the Dodgers are one of three teams who have checked in on Lemahieu. The Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins are also listed as teams who have had preliminary talks with the former Colorado Rockies second baseman.
Lemahieu enters his age-30 season coming off a 2018 that saw him hit .276 with a .749 OPS in Colorado. However, the prior three seasons he was a .300 hitter; including a 2016 batting title (.347).
This is an interesting development to say the least. Now that the Dodgers have emerged in the Lemahieu sweepstakes, it will be interesting to see how comfortable they are with the likes of Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez. Moreover, if the asking-price for Lemahieu isn’t steep; the Dodgers may make a move as early as the first week of December. Lemahieu has hit lead-off 92 times in his career, so he brings experience hitting at the top of the lineup. This is a developing storyline to keep an eye on.Dodgers Fill Third Base Coach Vacancy