GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the team has not opened any new discussions -- either about trades or with free agents -- since the injury to closer Kenley Jansen.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Friedman ruled out a move. The latest report links the Dodgers to Joba Chamberlain, who had a solid year for the Detroit Tigers last year and wouldn’t be as pricey as one of the former closers who are still unsigned, Rafael Soriano or Francisco Rodriguez.
“Right now, the guys we’ve had some trade discussions about, the guys that are freely available, we’re going to continue to try to sift through it and figure out what actually makes sense as opposed to a reactionary move that may look good in the moment,” Friedman said.
Jansen surgery on his left foot Tuesday and is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks.