Recently, the Dodgers have been playing excellent baseball. Since beginning the season 13-13, the team has won 10 of their last 12 games while outscoring their opponents by 39 runs.
Great baseball is undoubtedly progress, but the LA Dodgers still have room for development. Considering his most recent injury, Noah Syndergaard’s place in the rotation is in question. And the middle infield, particularly the shortstop position, is by no means a daily certainty.
Chris Taylor has been performing significantly better as of late, which is aiding the situation somewhat. In addition, since returning from the injured list, Miguel Rojas has shown improvement at the plate.
But even so, the Dodgers might be looking for a middle infielder by the time the trade deadline comes around, and Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report knows just the guy. Miller thinks that one of the “two most obvious” places for Yankees All-Star infielder Gleyber Torres to go is to the Dodgers.
“Los Angeles is still struggling to find a replacement for injured shortstop Gavin Lux (knee), but Torres could give the team some steadiness in the infield. If Torres, Tim Anderson, and Amed Rosario are all available before the trade deadline, the Yankee could be the Dodgers’ third choice. But he seems like he’d fit in well there.”
The Seattle Mariners, according to Miller, are the other obvious fit, but there are more than enough shortstops to go around, And if we talk about Torres’ performance, then this season he started out scorching, but later it decreased.
Torres is slashing entering the contest on Thursday.He had a batting line of 258/.346/.470 with six home runs, eight doubles, and 17 RBIs. This season, he has predominantly played second base, but he has extensive experience at shortstop.
If the Dodgers desired to add an impact hitter to their middle infield prior to the trade deadline, Torres would be the man to acquire. In his prime, Torres launched 24 and 38 home runs in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Three times in his career he has hit at least 24 home runs, and he is on schedule to do so again in 2023.
Torres could wind up being a fantastic option if the Dodgers’ shortstop position becomes a major issue in June or July, despite the fact that they are currently more likely to maintain their current lineup. Additionally, he is under team custody until 2025.