Dodgers: 5 Under the Radar Trade Targets

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 20: Tony Cingrani
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 20: Tony Cingrani /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 20: Tony Cingrani would be an ideal target for the Dodgers /

The Dodgers are nearing the 2017 trade deadline, and even though they are blazing through the National League, they still have room to improve. They could use some another left-handed reliever, and another bullpen arm wouldn’t hurt.

The Dodgers were once three deep at the southpaw reliever spot, but now Adam Liberatore can’t seem to stay healthy for the second consecutive season, and both Grant Dayton and Luis Avilan have had stints on the disabled list too.

The Dodgers are rumored to have an interest in Tigers’ outfielder JD Martinez, but there really are no alternatives on the trade market for him. They have also been linked to lefty reliever Justin Wilson but there are numerous teams interested in him, and Zach Britton may not actually be on the trade block.

One could also make the case they could use another arm in the rotation. Management wants to avoid using Kershaw on short rest in the first round of the playoffs, and just about every Dodger pitcher currently in the rotation has had an injury in the last year.  With the Dodgers looking stronger than they have in recent memory, some rotation insurance would not be a bad idea. With many teams interested in the upper-tier arms, the Dodgers may need to go another route if they want to keep the farm system intact.

Regarding adding another reliever, numerous options could be on the market. With parity throughout the league, there are so many teams still in on the Wild Card chase, but the following players are possible trade targets on teams that are not in contention. If the Dodgers offered the right package for one of these players, it is likely LA could acquire them.