5 possible Dodgers trade candidates that aren't available in talks just yet

The next few weeks will determine if these players are on the move or not. Here we go.
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Gleyber Torres

In the event the Dodgers don't want to use Mookie Betts more than they're comfortable with at second base after Miguel Vargas was optioned, then Friedman needs to keep an eye on the New York Yankees, who are, at best, a .500 team without MVP Aaron Judge.

Currently a game out of a Wild Card spot, the Yankees season hinges on Judge's return, but there's been little to no word on his status outside of vague updates and hopeful shots in the dark that he'll be back "soon." Even if Judge does return, though, it feels like Gleyber Torres might be trade bait.

He was reportedly dangled at last year's deadline and again in the offseason, but nothing was ever worked out. The veteran second baseman is a good baseball player, but his mental lapses have driven Yankees fans insane. More often than not, he's canceling out his positive production with boneheaded plays/decision making.

He's really felt like a "change-of-scenery" trade candidate for a few years now, and LA might be a soft landing spot for him. After blowing the lid off his career with two All-Star campaigns in 2018 and 2019, Torres has been unable to reach that peak again, but still remains a serviceable major leaguer that would undoubtedly help a team looking to improve their middle infield.

He hit 24 homers and drove in 76 runs last year, finishing with a 115 OPS+. This year, he's hit 13 bombs, driven in 36 runs, and owns a 105 OPS+. He's also struck out just 53 times in 375 plate appearances. The Yankees have a glut of middle infield talent and might be willing to part with Torres. The price may not be too steep, either.