Rumor has it that there are at least four teams interested in the non-tendered Cody Bellinger.
MLB insider Jon Heyman joined Chicago’s 670 The Score radio station to talk MLB rumors. He said there’s at least four teams that he’s heard connected with the Dodgers’ centerfielder.
“I have heard Bellinger connected with the Cubs. Bellinger certainly would fit the White Sox,” Heyman said. “I’ve heard him with Astros, Jays, Cubs, I’m sure the Yankees, as well, would be interested in Bellinger.”
Heyman said that on a sports radio show. In a column at the New York Post he upgraded the number of interested teams to eleven!
From the same source, the Dodgers are expressing interest in Carlos Rodón, who spent last year with the Giants and posted a 14-8 record with an ERA 2.88 and a WHIP of 1.03.
MLB Trade Rumors has the official status of each of the Dodgers who were on the roster at the end of the 2022 season.
From guaranteed contracts to free agents, nearly everyone we know is listed, and there are a couple I don’t know too.
Here’s the LA Times’ Houston Mitchell with his own roundup at Dodgers Dugout. Mitchell does a little more explaining of the rules and conditions for each status.
Phillies at Astros, 5:03 PM PDT, TV: Fox
The Phillies ask RHP Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA regular season; 1-2, 2.67 ERA postseason) to stop the Astros’ seeming juggernaut and force a Game Seven. The Astros hand the ball to LHP Framber Valdez (17-2, 2.82 ERA regular season; 2-0, 1.42 ERA postseason) and ask him to finish the Series tonight.
Today in baseball history is mostly filled with managerial moves, including Chuck Tanner’s ascent to the Pirates, Burleigh Grimes to the Dodgers, and Paul Molitor to the Twins.
Astros at Phillies, 8:03 PM PDT, TV: Fox
RHP Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA regular season; 1-0, 7.20 ERA postseason) will pitch for the Astros and RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 4.12 ERA regular season; 0-0, 1.69 ERA postseason) will pitch for the Phillies. The Series is tied at two games apiece.
It wasn’t until 1953 that baseball’s rules were changed to require players to bring their gloves into the dugout when the third out of a half-inning was recorded. Also, Sandy Koufax and Greg Maddux received Cy Young Awards, and Nomar Garciaparra won the Rookie of the Year Award. These events and more took place this day in baseball history.
Astros at Phillies, 5:03 PM EDT, TV: FOX
The Astros give the ball to RHP Cristian Javier (11-9, 2.54 ERA regular season; 1-0, 1.35 ERA postseason). He’ll face the Phillies’ RHP Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA regular season; 2-1,l 4.57 ERA postseason).
Today in baseball history has been mostly postseason award announcements, with one notable exception: in 2016 the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.