Tag:Jamey Carroll
Posted on: July 24, 2011 3:20 pm
Edited on: July 24, 2011 3:54 pm

Dodgers think Kuroda would OK deal

Hiroki Kuroda has generated lots of interest on the trade market, but also lots of intrigue.

The reason for the interest is obvious. Plenty of teams would like to add a starting pitcher, Kuroda is a decent starting pitcher (3.52 career ERA, 3.19 this year) on a one-year contract, and his Dodgers team is obviously out of the race in the National League West. The Tigers have been very interested in Kuroda, and the Yankees, Red Sox, Indians and Brewers are all believed to have shown interest, as well.

The reason for the intrigue: Kuroda has a full no-trade clause, and some people in the game believe that he would invoke it to block a trade.

But the Dodgers continue to explore possible trades, and according to sources they believe that Kuroda could be persuaded to go to a contending team for the final two months of the season. The same sources said that if Kuroda decides to pitch in the major leagues again next year, he would likely only agree to pitch for the Dodgers.

Despite their financial troubles, the Dodgers don't appear to have any interest in dealing their more established stars. The only other Dodgers player whose name regularly comes up in trade talks is Jamey Carroll, who has drawn interest from Brewers.

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