Top NL Team "Showing Significant Interest" In Signing Free Agent Lucas Giolito

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly showing significant interest in signing free-agent pitcher Lucas Giolito.

This interest stems from the Dodgers' need for starting pitching, identified as their biggest need this offseason.

The team is exploring options to bolster their rotation and is considering both high-profile and depth additions, with Giolito fitting into the latter category

Giolito, once a first-round draft pick, has had a mixed track record in recent seasons.

After a solid performance with the Chicago White Sox, where he posted a 3.79 ERA in 21 games, his performance declined after moving to the Los Angeles Angels and then the Cleveland Guardians.

His ERA ballooned to 6.89 with the Angels and further to 7.04 in six games with Cleveland.

Despite these challenges, the Dodgers believe they have the game plan and coaching staff, particularly Connor McGuiness and Mark Prior, to help Giolito regain his form

The Dodgers' interest in Giolito isn't new; they were linked to him at this year's trade deadline before he was sent to the Angels and later claimed off waivers by the Guardians.

Known for their ability to revitalize the careers of struggling pitchers, as seen with Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney, the Dodgers see potential in Giolito, who was an All-Star in 2019.

Giolito's performance across the three teams he played for last season was underwhelming, with an 8-15 record, and a 4.88 ERA over 33 starts.

Given these recent struggles, Giolito is expected to settle for a one-year contract, offering him a chance to re-establish his value before re-entering free agency​

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