Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer
Lake Charles, Louisiana
July 21, 2016 6:10pm CST
Jayson Stark reports the news the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in making a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays before the Major League Baseball deadline on July 31 for the services of right handed starting pitcher Chris Archer. Due to the injury that has sidelined Dodgers left handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw for an indefinite period of time, the Dodgers feel that Archer would fill the need of a starting pitcher to fill the void of Kershaw being sidelined. Archer has made 21 starts for the Rays in the 2016 baseball season with a record of five wins and 13 losses with an earned run average of 4.60. The Rays are not interested in trading away Archer to another team since they feel that Archer will be one of their star pitchers of the future of their team. But if the Dodgers are willing to trade away some of their prospects to the Rays for the services of the 27 year old right handed starting pitcher to boost their chances of making a playoff run this year, the Dodgers feel it will be worth the risk.
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