Rumor: Dodgers to Trade For Rockies Starter


With Clayton Kershaw on the injured list into August, and Trevor Bauer on extended administrative leave, the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperate for starting pitching help. In fact, in a recent poll, they were labelled as the leading candidate to trade for Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray by the deadline.

The Denver Post asked a number of national MLB writers to predict the landing spot for Gray, who becomes a free agent at season's end and is extremely likely to be dealt by the going-nowhere Rockies. 

Gray is having a fine season, despite pitching in the mile-high air of Denver, posting a 3.77 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and six wins. 

The 29-year-old has spent his entire 7-year career under the strain of pitching in Colorado, and could be a great addition for the Dodgers if they can get him back to sea-level in L.A. 

With a 3-man rotation at the moment (David Price has been moved in from the bullpen to serve as the No. 4 starter), it's a safe bet that the Dodgers will add a starting pitcher at the deadline. 

Other names linked to Dodger Blue include Gray's teammate German Marquez, along with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Tyler Anderson, and the Minnesota Twins' Jose Berrios. 

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