Dodgers News: Tyler Glasnow out of All-Star Game, another trade deadline need

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Just two days after Tyler Glasnow was selected to appear in the 2024 All-Star Game for the first time in his career, the Dodgers moved him the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 6, with lower back tightness. It was definitely disappointing that it precluded him from playing in the All-Star Game, but that was hardly at the top of anyone's mind when it also left (yet another) gaping hole in LA's rotation.

Without Glasnow, we're left with James Paxton, Gavin Stone, Landon Knack, and Justin Wrobleski. It's hard to even work out a hierarchy there when Paxton and Bobby Miller have been struggling so much that Miller was demoted, and Knack and Wrobleski remain so green. Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Walker Buehler are still without clear timelines to return, and Clayton Kershaw will be back in the minor for a rehab assignment by Saturday, but the Dodgers won't want to depend on him too heavily when he gets back to the majors anyway.

Glasnow was swiftly replaced on the National League roster by the Reds' Hunter Greene, making this his first All-Star nod. We won't see Glasnow pitch in Arlington, nor will we see him pitch at all for at least three weeks. It's bad news all around.

Dodgers news: Hunter Greene replaces Tyler Glasnow on All-Star roster, LA to eye third basemen at trade deadline?

Another Dodger we won't be seeing for some time is Max Muncy, who was recently shut down from baseball activites completely (again). Muncy's been missing since mid-May and has struggling through an oblique strain that he doesn't seem to be progressing from at all. Chris Taylor, who's coming down from his first hot streak all year, has been getting more chances and taking over at third, but it's hardly a long-term solution.

The Dodgers might have to add getting a new third baseman to their to-do list for the trade deadline. They've already been connected to the Rays' Randy Arozarena this season, but could they package him up with Tampa third baseman and lone All-Star representative Isaac Paredes? Paredes is arb-eligible for the next three seasons, and with his All-Star selection is bound to cost more next season, and the Rays might not be willing to pay (they rarely are).

Even if it's not Paredes, waiting to see if Muncy improves with the clock ticking down to the trade deadline (there are less than three weeks to go) doesn't feel like the right solution. Whether it's Paredes or crosstown rival Luis Rengifo or anyone else that might be floating around out there, the Dodgers should be looking.