The Dodgers and Indians are discussing a trade for Cy Young winner Corey Kluber again.
And according to NBC LA, one executive said he’d “be blown away if Dodgers don’t get Kluber.”
Next order of business for the #Dodgers is Corey Kluber.
Per Source: #Dodgers and #Indians are once again discussing a trade centered around Corey Kluber. One rival executive told me: “I’d be blown away if Dodgers don’t get Kluber.”
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 21, 2018
Los Angeles has been targeting Kluber for a while, but it just hasn’t gotten anything done yet.
The Indians have been trying to work out several deals this offseason to get money off the books. Kluber and fellow starter Trevor Bauer have been discussed in rumors for a couple months now.
Kluber has three years remaining on the five-year, $38 million extension he signed in 2015.
The 32-year-old is a two-time Cy Young winner and three-time All-Star. He is coming off of a season in which he finished third in the American League Cy Young voting with a 20-7 record and 2.89 ERA.
Los Angeles already pulled off a trade Friday sending outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp along with infielder Kyle Farmer and pitcher Alex Wood to the Reds for pitcher Homer Bailey and two prospects. The team will release Bailey.