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Report: A Huge MLB Trade Is Being Discussed

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 15: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate during the fifth inning against Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cleveland Indians are reportedly trading a huge MLB trade heading into the thick of the 2018 offseason.

The Indians, according to multiple reports, are open to trading one of their top starting pitchers, and the Dodgers appear to be interested in at least one of them.

MLB insider Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers and the Indians have been discussing potential trades and those talks are ongoing.

"Sources: Dodgers and Indians trade talks remain ongoing this week, as @Ken_Rosenthal first reported. If a deal is reached, a Cleveland starter — Kluber, Carrasco or Bauer — likely would go to L.A. @MLBNetwork @MLB," he reports.

ESPN had reported at the beginning of the offseason that the Indians would be open to trading some of their veteran players, including their top starting pitchers.


The Indians will hold on to shortstop Francisco Lindor and MVP candidate Jose Ramirez next season, but they have indicated to the industry that they are prepared to discuss other accomplished players, including 2017 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, pitcher Carlos Carrasco, catchers Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, slugger Edwin Encarnacion and second baseman Jason Kipnis, among others.

The Indians did not tender qualifying offers to free agents Michael Brantley, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen because of their payroll concerns. The Indians ranked among the top half of teams in payroll last season and ran away with the AL Central, but their attendance dipped again and was among the worst in MLB. With Lindor, Ramirez and others due for raises, the Indians will be willing to move some salary in the right deals.

Stay tuned.