MLB Rumors: LA Dodgers Interested In Top Pitching Trade Candidate

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a dogfight this year in the NL West, battling the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks for top spot. But as they often do, they'll be looking to make a major add at the trade deadline to give them that needed boost down the stretch. 

Starting pitching is on their radar, and in particular, one of the top starters on the trade market. 

According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, the Dodgers have their eye on the Chicago White Sox free agent-to-be Lucas Giolito. 

The right-hander has been a top 10 Cy Young candidate twice in his career, and in 2023 is bouncing back nicely from a decidedly down year in '22. The 28-year-old has a 3.45 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a very strong 117:34 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

The Dodgers will have an advantage over other teams in search of starting pitching, as noted by Morosi, as they have plenty of prospect capital to wave in front of the ChiSox, holding nine of baseball's top 100 prospects, more than any other team. Additionally, White Sox officials have strong knowledge of Dodgers prospects from sharing a spring complex in Arizona.

Look for LA, as in years past (Max Scherzer, Yu Darvish) to add a frontline starter at the deadline, and Giolito is at the top of their list.

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