With the Winter Meetings beginning Monday in San Diego, the Los Angeles Dodgers may soon pull off the big acquisition that’s been expected of them.
Since taking over, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi have focused on adding depth to the 40-man roster. It began with the team claiming infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the San Diego Padres in early November, only to trade him 23 days later to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
Along with the minor trades, the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers while simultaneously designating Drew Butera for assignment. Furthermore, the Dodgers re-signed Darwin Barney to a one-year deal and tendered seven players.
Nonetheless, holes on the roster remain and they’re certainly well-documented: shortstop, catcher, starting and relief pitching, and coming to a resolution with the group of outfielders.
Friedman recently called the persistent trade rumors ‘comical’ and their sure to continue with baseball’s front offices congregating in San Diego.
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