MLB rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers not done with trade deadline yet
After making a deal on Tuesday to acquire Enrique Hernandez from the Boston Red Sox, it sounds like Los Angeles still has more holes to plug in its roster as it prepares for a postseason run.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com, “A right-handed hitter is still a main target for the Dodgers, along with help for both their rotation and their bullpen.”
Hernandez and his versatility is expected to pay dividends for Los Angeles as he joins Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts as Dodgers who can flip between the infield and outfield when needed. The 31-year-old Hernandez played six seasons in Los Angeles and helped the Dodgers win the World Series in the pandemic-shortened season of 2020 before signing as a free agent with the Red Sox.
The Dodgers are one of several teams who are reportedly looking to upgrade their rotation and bullpen, so the price may be high for Los Angeles to get the pitchers they want. However, trading away prospects to boost the current roster has never been an issue for the Dodgers in the past and certainly shouldn’t be this season either.