February 22, 2024

All of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ headlines Thursday revolved round Shohei Ohtani’s information convention, however the crew didn’t cease including firepower. 

The Dodgers have reportedly acquired right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot from the Tampa Bay Rays in alternate for right-handed starter Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Deluca, in line with a number of experiences. 

ESPN additionally provides that the commerce is contingent upon Glasnow agreeing to an extension with the Dodgers. Glasnow would in any other case change into a free agent after the 2024 season. 

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Tyler Glasnow of the Tampa Bay Rays earlier than a recreation towards the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Sept. 16, 2023, in Baltimore. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Pictures)

ESPN reported the window for an extension was opened Thursday morning, and the crew is hopeful the deal can change into official by Friday. 

It’s a large acquisition for the Dodgers, who made the most important splash in league historical past once they signed Ohtani to a 10-year, $700 million contract. 

Glasnow has been dominant, hanging out 678 over 529.2 profession innings with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Rays. In 21 begins final season, Glasnow had 162 strikeouts and simply 37 walks in 120 innings with a 3.53 ERA. 

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However accidents have slowed Glasnow’s profession. 

He underwent Tommy John surgical procedure in 2021 after making 14 begins that season. Glasnow began two video games in 2022 earlier than returning final 12 months and coping with a again damage. 

The Dodgers, although, have seen what Glasnow brings to the desk and are keen to deliver his ace-like qualities to their rotation. 

Ohtani may not be serving to the pitching workers this season as a result of a UCL damage. Ohtani’s contract deferments enable the Dodgers to proceed making strikes. 

Tampa Bay Rays proper fielder Manuel Margot will get a welcome again to the dugout after a house run throughout a spring coaching recreation towards the Minnesota Twins on the Charlotte Sports activities Park March 29, 2022, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Picture/Steve Helber)

Glasnow will make $25 million subsequent season earlier than he hits free company. 

The 26-year-old Pepiot was anticipated to be within the Dodgers’ rotation after posting a 2.76 ERA between begins and bullpen stints. He had a 2.14 ERA final season in 42 innings. 

For the Rays, it’s pickup as a result of Pepiot has 5 years of crew management remaining earlier than he can hit free company. 

Margot would land in an ideal scenario with Mookie Betts anticipated to maneuver full time to second base for the Dodgers. Whereas Los Angeles nonetheless has James Outman, Jason Heyward and Chris Taylor within the outfield, Margot’s elite protection will give him loads of alternative within the lineup. 

The scary factor for different groups across the league is Los Angeles may not be finished. 

Tyler Glasnow of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches within the fifth inning towards the Texas Rangers throughout Sport 1 of a wild-card sequence at Tropicana Area Oct. 3, 2023, in St Petersburg, Fla. (Megan Briggs/Getty Pictures)

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Pitchers like Dylan Stop of the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes are rumored to be on the buying and selling block, and the Dodgers are clearly gunning for extra star energy in 2024.