MLB rumors roundup: Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees, Astros

Sep 11, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dansby Swanson is reportedly a Chicago Cub, so another big name is off the MLB free agent market. However, there are still plenty of MLB rumors floating out there surrounding some of the teams with payroll to spend and lineup needs to meet.

MLB rumors: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers still looking at Justin Turner?

The Dodgers have reportedly brought in outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez on a one-year deal, but there could still be room for 38-year-old Turner at Chavez Ravine as well? Turner has played third base and designated hitter for the Dodgers for the last nine seasons, but is now a free agent.

So is L.A. still in the mix? According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, it’s still a possibility, but other teams are also circling, including the Boston Red Sox, which saw Martinez leave their roster to head to Los Angeles.

Turner has hit 40 homers over his last two seasons, so he can still provide a capable glove and bat. Which team will bring his veteran presence on board this offseason?

MLB rumors: Dodgers in chase for Seth Lugo?

It looks like former New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo could find a new home on the other coast if Los Angeles lands him this offseason. Lugo has reportedly wanted to find a team where he could be a starter, and Ken Rosenthal thinks L.A. could give him that chance.

MLB rumors: Houston Astros not done yet

The defending World Champions added Jose Abreu at first base early in the offseason, but it seems Houston still wants to add to the lineup according to Heyman. It reflects what Houston owner Jim Crane said about his team at Abreu’s introductory press conference.

Could a reunion with Michael Brantley be in the cards, or could Houston pivot to Michael Conforto? The veterans are the biggest-impact outfielders still on the market, and arguably the biggest of the position players left as well.

What about the versatile Jurickson Profar, who could Houston a boost in the infield or outfield? Heyman says it’s possible as well.

MLB rumors: New York Yankees looking for left fielder?

With Aaron Judge and Carlos Rodon as the biggest hauls of the offseason in the Bronx, the Yankees still reportedly need a left fielder. A reunion with Andrew Benintendi is off the books after he signed with the Chicago White Sox, so could the Yankees pivot to Brantley and look to platoon him with Oswaldo Cabrera or another option in left? Could Conforto be the answer on a short-term deal?

Next. Are the Mets looking to make a trade at catcher?. dark

In a power-packed Yankees lineup, it appears left field could be the position player area which could be quickly improved with another signing this offseason.