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.