Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi recently spoke with reporters about the club’s plans. Here’s the latest out of Chavez Ravine:
- Zaidi says the club has no plan to add more starting pitching prior to the season, tweets Ken Gurrick of MLB.com. The club is comfortable turning to Joe Wieland and Mike Bolsinger as depth, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Any additions will also be depth pieces (Twitter link). If true, this seemingly eliminates the Dodgers as a destination for Max Scherzer, James Shields, and Cole Hamels.
- The Dodgers have discussed recently designated shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena with clubs before today, tweets Shaikin. Zaidi says Arruebarrena has come up in talks with three to five clubs (via Twitter). The additions of Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, and Enrique Hernandez made Arruebarrena expendable. My own two cents: the Phillies have a gaping hole at shortstop, but I assume Arruebarrena came up during the Rollins trade talks. That could mean Philadelphia isn’t interested in the Cuban.
- Also per Zaidi, the Dodgers aren’t pursuing any free agent relievers. Any addition would come via trade, according to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles (Twitter).