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Mookie Betts and Corey Seager set for weekend return to Dodgers

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The lineup could look different this weekend

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Thursday feels like a day that would bring some movement to the Dodgers’ plans for Friday’s 1 p.m. PT trade deadline. The team needs at least one starter, one reliever and maybe multiple bench pieces to stabilize the roster for the stretch run.

How shocking would it be if they didn’t at least get one big fish on the market into a Dodger uniform?

Of course, it also helps that two big pieces like Corey Seager and Mookie Betts could make their way back into the lineup by the weekend. It would certainly be fun to see the minor league caliber players go back to the minor leagues in the next few days.

Links

  • Jeff Passan dropped a Brusdar Graterol nugget on Twitter yesterday and the idea that the Dodgers would trade that arm is intriguing.
  • The Dodgers Midseason Top 30 Update from Baseball America, including why Diego Cartaya is on the temporary inactive list, injury updates on Kody Hoese and Leonel Valera and why Michael Busch has struggled more than expected.
  • Reader beware since this is Bill Plaschke who wrote it but he says the Dodgers have to get Max Scherzer no matter what it cost.