For all the talk of the Dodgers wanting a right-handed bat to add to their lineup, I sure see them connected to a lot of lefty outfielders. Like this:

Bruce was scratched from the Reds’ lineup today, so it’s safe to say talks are progressing there with *some* team. The Cubs were briefly attached to him, but have not come up in connection with him lately. I don’t expect anything there; but there’s still a tangential impact to the Cubs, given the possible weakening (but long-term strengthening) of an NL Central team, and also the possible destination.

As for Reddick, it’s interesting to note that when Jon Heyman yesterday reported that the Cubs were out, he also said the Dodgers were not likely:

I’d say each outfielder is a fair bet to be dealt before tomorrow’s deadline, so we’ll keep following.




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