Dodgers ‘Interested’ in Tigers’ Nick Castellanos

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 30, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 8-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The season of rumors is upon us and as usual, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the thick of it.

The latest is from Jon Morosi and pits the reigning NL champions as ‘interested’ in outfielder Nick Castellanos of the Detroit Tigers. Morosi notes that no deal appears imminent and that the front office has bigger fish to fry.

However, the rumor is out there and it presents an interesting option. The Dodgers currently have a surplus of outfielders so interest in another one seems redundant. Castellanos finished last season at .298/.354/.500 with 46 doubles, 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 2.9 WAR.

The 26-year-old came up as a third baseman before making the full-time switch to outfield this past season. He does not rate well defensively at either position.

One idea is that the Dodgers may be looking to acquire Castellanos in order to flip him to another team in a separate deal. The Dodgers and Cleveland Indians have been linked recently with Cleveland looking for outfielders.

At the end of the day, this may end up being just a rumor but it certainly opens up the imagination.


Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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