It has been a difficult stretch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as two of their starting pitchers have gone down with injuries leaving the pitching rotation light. Trevor Bauer is on administrative leave and has not pitched since June 18. Clayton Kershaw has been shelved due to a forearm inflammation, and Dustin May underwent Tommy John surgery in May.
At the moment the Dodgers have a starting rotation of 4 pitchers which include Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Tony Gonsolin, and Josiah Gray. According to reports on MLB.com and theScore the Dodgers are looking to bring in a starting pitcher to help the current crop available.
The MLB club is set to be on a “starting pitcher warpath”, here are three pitchers that might be able to check all the boxes for the Dodgers during the stretch run of the season.
3 pitchers that could make their way to the Dodgers
Kyle Gibson (Texas Rangers, RHP)
Kyle Gibson, 33, is on the second year of a three-year deal with the Rangers and has been pitching very well this season. In 2021 Gibson is on a 6-2 record having struck out 90 batters. His ERA stands at 2.86 and has a great fastball and slider.
Jon Gray (Colorado Rockies, RHP)
Jon Gray recently struck out 7 batters against the Dodgers and stands at a 6-6 record this season. After a poor 2020, the right hander bounced back and possess a strong changeup and slider. Gray’s current contract with the Rockies has him on the road to free agency and could have a low cost attached if the Dodgers pulled the trigger.
Danny Duffy (Kansas City Royals, LHP)
Danny Duffy has gone 4-3 this season with a 2.51 ERA and 65 strikeouts. Despite his high salary, $15.5 million, he will be a free agent in 2022 and again could join the franchise at a low value in exchange. A change of scenery may do Duffy good; he has a good fastball, curve, and slider.