Mookie Betts Trade
The Los Angeles Dodgers loss could be the Boston Red Soxs gain. It seems that the Dodgers were hot in pursuit of a trade for Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor before the Indians decided to deal righty Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers. With Klubers contract off their books the Indians seem less likely to deal Lindor, who is under team control and arbitration-eligible for this season and next barring a longer extension.So where can the Dodgers one year removed from their second of two consecutive trips to the World Series but coming off a season that saw them eliminated in the National League Division series, turn to add star power to their lineup? According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Los Angeles may be looking toward Boston and Mookie Betts. And considering the Red Soxs tall task of getting under the $208 million luxury-tax threshold and Betts reluctance to sign an extension before he can reach free agency next winter, Boston might have to thank the Indians for getting out of the way.“The Los Angeles Dodgers have engaged in exploratory trade talks with the Boston Red Sox about former MVP outfielder Mookie Betts according to two officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.