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Dodgers re-engage Indians on Kluber deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a blockbuster deal on Friday night with the Cincinnati Reds. But they may be willing to make another one.

The Dodgers have re-engaged talks with the Cleveland Indians. Los Angeles has their eyes on starter Corey Kluber.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the 2018 MLB playoffs
Corey Kluber delievers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the 2018 MLB playoffs (Getty Images)

The pitcher has been mentioned as a trade candidate in recent weeks. The Dodgers have been talking to the Indians about Kluber for the past month.

The talks reportedly intensified during the MLB Winter Meetings. However, nothing got done in a proposed deal.

On Friday night, the Dodgers made a salary dump to send outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati. Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood was also shipped to the Reds.

In exchange, the Dodgers received starter Homer Bailey. They also received two prospects.

The Dodgers are expected to release Bailey to save more money.

The Indians have made it known that they intend to trade either Kluber or Trevor Bauer. The Dodgers previously tried to deal Puig to the Indians for Kluber but that is no longer an option.

The 32-year-old Birmingham, Alabama native has spent his entire career with the Indians. Kluber went 20-7 with a 2.89 ERA in 33 starts with two complete games and one shutout.

He also allowed 75 runs (69 earned runs), including 25 home runs on 179 hits in 215 innings. He also struck out 222 batters and walked 34.

The 20 wins were a career-high. Kluber previously had 18 wins three-times in a season.

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