The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to make major moves in hopes of repeating as National League champs and return a World Series to the franchise for the first time since 1988.
Shortly after acquiring All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles pulled off a trade for Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2018
Dozier, 31, is hitting .224 with 16 homers and 52 RBI on the season. He tallied a combined 76 homers in the previous two seasons. It’s a dramatic upgrade from what Los Angeles had been throwing out at second base in the form of Logan Forsythe and Chase Utley.
For his part, Forsythe is heading to the Twin Cities in the deal with prospects Devin Smeltzer and Luke Raley.
#Twins are getting forsythe, Smeltzer and Raley for Dozier
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2018
The headliner there is Raley, who is hitting .275 with 17 homers and 53 RBI in Double-A Tulsa. MLB.com has him as the Dodgers’ 19th-best prospect.