Dodgers Rumor Round Up: Joc Pederson, Pollock, Harrison

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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 23: Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates acknowledges the crowd as he is removed from the game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning at PNC Park on September 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Dodgers have expressed reported interest in utility infielder Josh Harrison. They are among a large group of teams to express interest in the 31-year old.

Harrison has played the entirety of his career in Pittsburgh where he became known for his flashy defense and unparalleled ability to avoid a tag on the base paths.

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For the Dodgers, Harrison could make sense if he was willing to play in an Enrique Hernandez type role and for a rather inexpensive contract.

Harrison is not at all what the Dodgers are looking for in an offensive player but his versatility is certainly attractive.

Like every week, I like to add my own opinions on the last slide.and the Josh Harrison situation allows me to do that but in a broader sense.

The Dodgers need to make an addition and Harrison falls into the category of the type of player the team needs. They need a right-handed bat.

Whether that is Pollock or Harrison or any free agent on the market I firmly believe it needs to happen. The Dodgers are a left-handed loaded team right now. The most prominent bats in the lineup are lefties and that does not bode well for a team in the most analytical era of any sport.

So, signing Harrison is not an issue in my eyes it actually solves one. It re-diversifies the handedness of this team and that will be crucial.

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I’ll conclude with this. I don’t think the Dodgers are a star away from being a World Series team for the third straight season. I think they need to make a few small moves and one of them is to add a righty.