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SportMLB trade rumors: Dodgers could make ‘a strong play’ for Royals reliever Jake Diekman

01:56  18 july  2019
01:56  18 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

MLB trade rumors: Dodgers interested in Brad Hand, Ken Giles, several others

MLB trade rumors: Dodgers interested in Brad Hand, Ken Giles, several others The Dodgers really want help for their bullpen, apparently. Los Angeles has already been linked to several relievers, including San Francisco closer Will Smith and Pirates lefty Felipe Vazquez. But, according to one report, that's only a small fraction of the Dodgers' pursuits of a reliever in the trade market. According to NBC Los Angeles, the Dodgers have reached out about at least 10 relievers in search of help for their bullpen.

Diekman netted the Rangers a pair of minor league pitchers last summer and could once again be dangled to contending clubs this June or July if Of course, there are other players on view as well. The Atlanta organization may be looking at lefty reliever Jake Diekman , MLB .com’s Mark Bowman

The Dodgers are among the teams “known to be interested” in Royals left-handed reliever Jake Diekman , Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB .com writes. That’s not to say Diekman hasn’t been serviceable for Kansas City, though. On the contrary, Diekman has struck out just over 13 hitters per nine and

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The Dodgers have been linked to another reliever.

Los Angeles is interested in Royals left-hander Jake Diekman, according to a report from MLB.com, and the team may make a “strong play” for him before the July 31 trade deadline.

The 32-year-old holds an 0-6 record with a 4.97 ERA in 44 appearances with Kansas City this season. He has struck out 55 and walked 23 in 38 innings on the mound.

The Royals are focused on moving Diekman, along with outfielder Billy Hamilton, first baseman Lucas Duda and pitcher Ian Kennedy, over the next two weeks, according to an earlier report from MLB.com.

Dodgers trade rumors: Pirates set high asking price for closer Felipe Vazquez

Dodgers trade rumors: Pirates set high asking price for closer Felipe Vazquez Felipe Vazquez is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 35 games for Pittsburgh this year. He is 20 for 21 in save opportunities. He is signed with the Pirates through 2021 and has two club option years, as well.

The Royals signed left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Read more about the move at MLB Trade Rumors . MLB .com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that Diekman , a client of the Beverly Hills Sports Council, will earn a .25MM base salary in 2019, and there’s a

The 32-year-old Diekman ’s an obvious trade candidate for the rebuilding Royals , who likely signed him to a .75MM guarantee last winter with the intention The club’s less than MM under the 6MM line as of now, according to Jason Martinez of Roster Resource, so it may not be in position to make

The Nationals also could pursue Diekman, the report says.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, are clearly looking to upgrade their bullpen. They’ve reportedly already inquired about multiple pitchers, including Brad Hand, Ken Giles, Felipe Vazquez and Will Smith, among others.

"Every year, going into the year, the bullpen performance is what keeps me up at night," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told ESPN last month. "And it's funny because the years that I've had the most confidence is probably the years where we've struggled the most, and the years where I've been the most afraid are the years where we've been the best."

Friedman said the team will not overspend to add bullpen help.

"We're comfortable being aggressive," Friedman said. "We're not comfortable being stupid."

MLB trade rumors: Brewers, Giants ‘engaged in discussions’ about reliever Will Smith

MLB trade rumors: Brewers, Giants ‘engaged in discussions’ about reliever Will Smith Smith holds a 2.17 ERA and has recorded 23 saves for the Giants so far this season. Smith missed all of 2017 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. “To have this kind of success, I don't know if I ever really thought it'd be this good,” Smith said in late June, via MLB.com. “But it feels good that your hard work pays off." Smith previously pitched with the Brewers from 2014-16 before the team traded him to San Francisco. “I enjoyed my time (in Milwaukee),” Smith said. “The city is awesome. It’s just big enough; it’s not this crazy huge city. You walk around town and people won’t bug you, they’ll just say hi.

2:36pm: The D-backs are making a push to acquire left-handed reliever Jake Diekman from the Rangers, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). With the Rangers out of contention and Diekman set to hit free agency at the end of the season, he was among their most obvious trade

Go To Hoops Rumors . Rangers Make Adrian Beltre, Keone Kela, Jake Diekman Available. With the Rangers sitting at 34-44 and well out of playoff contention, they’ve made third baseman Adrian Beltre, closer Keone Kela and reliever Jake Diekman available on the trade market, Evan Grant of the

The Dodgers entered play Wednesday in first place of the National League West with an MLB-best 63-34 record. They lead the second-place Diamondbacks by 14 games.

MLB wrap: Giants throw wrench into trade deadline with sweep of Rockies.
The Giants have shaken things up massively with their recent trip to Coors Field in Colorado.

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