MLB trade rumors: Dodgers, Padres pursuing José Berríos; Yankees, Pirates make a trade

The commerce deadline is that this coming Friday and already two of the most effective accessible gamers have been moved. The Rays acquired Nelson Cruz last week and the Padres brought in Adam Frazier over the weekend. Here is the most recent commerce deadline buzz.

Dodgers, Padres focused on Berríos

The Twins are discussing right-hander José Berríos with a number of groups, together with the Dodgers and Padres, reports’s Jon Morosi. SNY’s Andy Martino reports the Mets usually are not amongst these groups, nonetheless. Berríos is underneath crew management as an arbitration-eligible participant by means of subsequent season, so he isn’t a rental. Minnesota has presumably set a excessive asking worth.

Each the Dodgers and Padres have misplaced a number of starters to accidents. For Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw has a forearm difficulty and Dustin May had Tommy John surgical procedure, plus Trevor Bauer is unlikely to return given the investigations into sexual assault allegations towards him. San Diego is with out Mike Clevinger (Tommy John surgical procedure), Dinelson Lamet (forearm), and Adrian Morejon (Tommy John surgical procedure). It needs to be famous it serves the Twins properly to pit the 2 NL West rivals towards one another in a bidding warfare. 

The Brewers entered Monday with a 6 1/2 recreation lead within the NL Central, however the lackluster offense might actually use a lift. Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is likely one of the gamers the Brewers are “contemplating,” according to Robert Murray of Fansided. This may be fairly the transfer. Donaldson is due $42.5 million in 2022-23 with a $16 million membership possibility (that has an $8 million buyout) for 2024. The Brewers haven’t got the sources to be a huge-spending crew, however keep in mind, they have been concerned in rumors surrounding then-free-agent third baseman Justin Turner over the winter. Donaldson, 35, is previous his prime, however he nonetheless has 15 homers with a 132 OPS+. 

Athletics focused on Rodríguez

The Athletics are among the many groups with curiosity in Pirates nearer Richard Rodríguez, according to’s Jon Morosi. Oakland is known to be seeking bullpen help and Rodríguez, who will stay underneath crew management by means of 2023, is among the many greatest accessible relievers. Pittsburgh is in a full-blown rebuild and buying and selling a 31-year-old nearer solely is sensible.

It needs to be famous that Rodríguez noticed one of many largest spin price declines in baseball as soon as MLB started cracking down on international substances. From Opening Day by means of June 20, the day earlier than the brand new enforcement took impact, Rodríguez allowed six runs in 28 1/3 innings and held opponents to a .449 OPS. Since June 21, he is allowed six runs in 10 innings with a .714 OPS. golf equipment will undoubtedly think about the spin price and efficiency declines when contemplating a run at Rodriguez.

Padres discussing Hosmer

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has popped up in latest commerce discussions, reports The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. The Adam Frazier trade pushed San Diego over the $210 million luxury-tax threshold, and dealing Hosmer would enable them to get again underneath and keep away from the related tax and future draft choose penalties.

Hosmer, 31, is owed the rest of his $21 million wage this season plus one other $60 million from 2022-25. The Padres must connect a reasonably vital prospect or younger massive leaguer (or a mix of each) to Hosmer to unload most or all of that cash. Ought to they achieve buying and selling Hosmer, San Diego might put Frazier at second and Jake Cronenworth at first.

Mets targeted on leases

Even after acquiring Rich Hill, the Mets are nonetheless trying so as to add extra pitching, although they continue to be targeted on leases quite than gamers with long-term management, according to SNY’s Andy Martino. New York at the moment has six beginning pitchers on the injured record (Carlos Carrasco, Jacob deGrom, Joey Lucchesi, David Peterson, Noah Syndergaard, Jordan Yamamoto).

The very best free agent-to-be starter is Max Scherzer by a mile. Would the Nationals commerce him throughout the NL East? Would they commerce him in any respect? And would Scherzer waive his no-trade clause to affix the Mets? Pairing Scherzer with deGrom within the postseason can be interesting, I think about. Different rental starters embody Pirates lefty Tyler Anderson and Cubs righty Zach Davies.

No energetic talks involving Ramírez

Cleveland will not be at the moment engaged in any “energetic talks” involving star third baseman José Ramírez, reports’s Jon Morosi. Morosi says the asking worth is extraordinarily excessive, understandably. Cleveland has misplaced 5 of its final seven video games to fall 9 video games behind the White Sox within the AL Central, and 5 video games behind the second wild card spot.

Ramírez, 28, is having one other All-Star caliber season, and crew holds very reasonably priced membership choices for 2022 ($11 million) and 2023 ($13 million). He is a cut price at twice that worth. As with Francisco Lindor, it appears unlikely Cleveland will have the ability to re-sign Ramírez as he approaches free company, so a commerce might occur in some unspecified time in the future within the subsequent two years. It simply does not appear probably proper now.

Twins have had preliminary talks about Kepler

The Twins have had preliminary commerce discussions involving outfielder Max Kepler, according to’s Jon Morosi. Final week Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported the Yankees are among the many golf equipment to inquire about Kepler. Minnesota has already dealt Cruz and so they have a number of different candidates to be moved (José Berríos, Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda, and so forth.).

Kepler, 28, is an excellent albeit perplexing participant whose underlying knowledge (exit velocity, chase price, and so forth.) recommend he needs to be higher than he is been. He’s signed to a team-friendly contract that may pay him $15.25 million from 2022-23, and features a $10 million membership possibility for 2024. The Yankees badly want outfield assist and a lefty bat. Kepler checks each packing containers.

Marlins working to maneuver a number of gamers

In addition to free agent-to-be Starling Marte, the Marlins are working to commerce a number of gamers previous to the deadline, together with outfielder Adam Duvall and varied relievers, reports MLB Network’s Peter Gammons. Gammons notes the Reds have requested about shortstop Miguel Rojas, although Miami retains declining overtures. They appear prone to maintain Rojas.

At 43-57, the Marlins are in final place within the NL East regardless of having a constructive run differential. Duvall is a rental engaged on a excessive energy/low on-base season whereas Rojas is a crew chief with an reasonably priced $5.5 million membership possibility for 2022. The Marlins view him as a part of their core. Relievers Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, and Yimi García might curiosity contenders.

Yankees add bullpen depth 

The Yankees and Pirates agreed to a commerce on Monday night, the 2 golf equipment introduced. Proper-handed reliever Clay Holmes goes to the Yankees whereas the Pirates get minor-league infielders Hoy Jun Park and Diego Castillo. 

Holmes, 28, has a problem with walks, however he’ll miss bats. The 6-foot-5 reliever has a 5.57 ERA in 119 2/3 profession innings. 

Park, 25, is hitting .327/.475/.567 with 11 homers and 32 RBI in 48 Triple-A video games this season and is prone to get a shot within the majors with the Pirates. He is largely performed second and quick, however has additionally seen time within the outfield. Castillo, 23, is hitting .277/.345/.504 with 11 homers and 32 RBI in 58 Double-A video games. He is break up time between second, third and quick this season. | MLB commerce rumors: Dodgers, Padres pursuing José Berríos; Yankees, Pirates make a commerce


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