MLB Rumor Central: Would Dodgers offer Julio Urias for Chris Sale?

Julio Urias gave up three home runs in five innings against the Cubs in his second major league start. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

If the Chicago White Sox decide to shop Chris Sale, the Los Angeles Dodgers might be willing to offer a "strong package" that includes top pitching prospect Julio Urias, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

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Sherman cautions that, as of Monday, the White Sox were "not yet motivated" to deal Sale or No. 2 starter Jose Quintana.

With Clayton Kershaw sidelined indefinitely with a back injury, the Dodgers are believed to have stepped up their pursuit of a top-shelf starter. They might have no more attractive trade bait than the 19-year-old Urias, who has a 4.69 ERA in nine starts for the Dodgers with 48 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings.

The 27-year-old Sale is 14-3 with a 3.18 ERA this season and under team control through 2019. The White Sox have given no hint that they are willing to deal the left-hander following last weekend’s outburst about the team’s retro uniforms.

Tampa Bay's Chris Archer reportedly is another front-line starter on the Dodgers' radar.