MLB trade rumors: Padres ‘most serious’ suitor for Trevor Bauer

first_imgThe 28-year-old righty has repeatedly said he plans to test free agency in two years when he becomes available so the Indians know they are in danger of losing the talented pitcher to the open market. He is also due a significant raise in arbitration and the Indians may want to avoid having to pay a high price for one year.With that, the team wants to get something back for the 2011 No. 3 overall pick and dealing him with one season left on his contract will help out with that. Related News MLB trade rumors: Everyone wants pitching, but what hitters could Cubs, Phillies, Indians be adding? The Indians though know what they want back for Bauer, and according to, that is major-league ready talent.The Padres surprisingly do have a good amount of that available for trade as Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes play the same position and make each other expendable.In addition, the Indians will likely want more back from the Padres in a deal for Bauer and very well could ask for a guy like Adrian Morejon who the Padres just called up to the MLB level. The Indians have not ruled out trading Trevor Bauer and the Padres are the most serious suitor for the right-handed pitcher, according to has gotten back into the discussion to win the American League Central in recent weeks and trails Minnesota by three games for the division lead, but the Indians continue to look ahead when it comes to Bauer. MLB trade rumors: Unavailable players Dodgers, Phillies, Yankees hope hit open market MLB trade rumors: Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want to The 20-year-old lefty is the No. 49 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline and was the No. 3 prospect in a 2016 international signing class that included top prospect Luis Robert, Astros farmhand Cionel Perez and Blue Jays youngster Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Cleveland has already done some groundwork on Morejon as it was reportedly asking for him in return on a potential deal for Corey Kluber during the offseason. That obviously didn’t get done, but it also gives us an idea of what the Indians could be looking for.All of that being said, it is very possible Bauer does not actually get moved and the Indians go for it once again, but we’ll see what happens over the next couple of weeks.last_img

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