Remember way back when at the Winter Meetings when the Los Angeles Dodgers were first linked in connection to Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber? Now – those reports are back – with Jon Morosi reporting that ‘talks have continued’.
Sources: #Indians trade talks involving Corey Kluber have continued this week. The Cleveland front office is very thorough. #Dodgers, #Brewers, #Phillies, #Reds among the teams that have shown interest. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 19, 2018
Moreover, this news is about a day old. However, that isn’t to say the Dodgers and Indians aren’t cooking up a holiday special. Trade phones figure to be slow during the Christmas holiday. Still, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that these teams come to an agreement before the calendar flips to 2019.
With much media attention focused on the pursuits of Bryce Harper, it’s interesting the Dodgers are still exploring a frontline starter.
Kluber enters his age-33 season coming off a 2018 in which he went 20-7 with a 2.89 ERA. This included 222 strikeouts in 215 innings pitched.
The rumored names involved heading to Cleveland were outfielders Yasiel Puig and Alex Verdugo. Consider this storyline still in development and something that we will keep an ear to the ground for.
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