The MLB trade deadline is Tuesday, August 2 at 3 p.m. PT, so let’s keep track of all the moves of National League West teams.
We’ve gone over what the Dodgers needs are, like a full and useable bench, and more bullpen help. We’ve even indulged the extravagance of potentially adding 23-year-old star Juan Soto, too. On a more realistic note, we’ve looked at potential targets who could help the target among hitters, starting pitchers, and relief pitchers.
But here are the moves that have actually happened so far.
Out: Utility man Zach McKinstry (traded for Martin), LHP Garrett Cleavinger (traded for minor league outfielder German Tapia, clearing a 40-man roster spot), RHP Mitch White (traded to Toronto in 4-player deal), OF/DH Jake Lamb (traded to Seattle for player to be named later or cash)
In: Juan Soto (!!) and Josh Bell from the Nationals, in a reported deal for six players; Closer Josh Hader, acquired from the Brewers in a 4-for-1 trade on August 1; Jay Groome, a left-handed pitcher from Boston for Eric Hosmer; catcher Cam Gallagher (KC)
Out: Closer Taylor Rogers, pitcher Dinelson Lamet, outfielder Esteury Ruiz, all sent to Milwaukee for Hader; First baseman/DH Luke Voit, pitcher MacKenzie Gore, shortstop C.J. Abrams are the major leaguers going to Washington for Soto and Bell; First baseman Eric Hosmer is headed to Boston; OF Brent Rooker (Royals).
Relevant: All-Star starter Joe Musgrove, a free agent at season’s end, is signed a five-year, $100 million extension with San Diego.
San Francisco is in a limbo of sorts, falling below .500 but at least still within shouting distance of a wild card spot. If they decide to sell, potential pending free agents include Joc Pederson, Brandon Belt, and Evan Longoria (Giants hold a team option for 2023). Carlos Ródon could be the biggest prize of the bunch, signed through 2023 but he can opt out of the deal this offseason.
Out: 1B/OF Darin Ruff (Mets), catcher Curt Casali (Mariners), LHP Matthew Boyd (Mariners), RHP Trevor Rosenthal (Brewers)
In: IF/OF J.D. Davis (Ruf deal); Dixon Machado, who was on a minor league deal with the Cubs, filled an immediate need at shortstop on Sunday after various injuries
Potential free agents: Reliever Ian Kennedy, who has a club option for 2023
Out: Outfielder David Peralta, traded to Tampa Bay on July 30. Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic reported Saturday night that the Dodgers showed interest in the left-handed batter. RHP Luke Weaver, traded to the Royals on August 1.
In: Infielder Emmanuel Rivera, from Kansas City for Weaver
Potential free agents: Shortstop José Iglesias, starting pitcher Chad Kuhl, relievers Alex Colomé and Carlos Estévez
Relevant: Daniel Bard, the 37-year-old closer with a sub-2.00 ERA and potentially one of the highly-coveted relief pitchers on this year’s trade market, instead signed a two-year extension with the Rockies on Saturday worth a reported $19 million.