Oakland Athletics Rumors: 3 Teams Eyeing Trade For High Leverage Reliever

Several teams in need of bullpen reinforcement have set their sights on Trevor May of the Oakland Athletics.

Despite a poor 2022 and rough start to 2023, May has been a reliable arm for much of his career, compiling a strong 3.33 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and averaging 12.1 K/9 from 2018-21.

Here are three teams eyeing a trade for Trevor May:

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have been actively seeking bullpen help to complement their strong offense and starting rotation. With a bullpen ERA of 4.02, they recognize the need for another reliable arm to help shut down the mid-to-late innings and bridge the gap to their closer. May's experience and versatility make him an attractive option for Toronto.

Philadelphia Phillies

Similarly, the Philadelphia Phillies have been struggling with their bullpen, sporting a 4.95 ERA in that department. Their pursuit of May highlights their commitment to shoring up their relief corps and providing better support for their talented starting rotation. May's ability to handle high-leverage situations and contribute in setup roles makes him an appealing trade target for Philadelphia.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite their success, have also identified their bullpen as an area in need of improvement. With a bullpen ERA of 4.35, they are actively exploring options to strengthen their relief pitching. May's consistent performance in recent years and ability to generate swings and misses could provide the Dodgers with the stability they seek in their middle relief corps.

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