Dodgers seek starting pitching upgrades in the upcoming winter following disappointing postseason results.

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Dodgers seek starting pitching upgrades in the upcoming winter following disappointing postseason results.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following a disappointing early exit from the playoffs for the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the hunt for starting pitching upgrades.

The anticipated return of Walker Buehler, who is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, along with a group of promising rookies, provides some hope. However, with Tony Gonsolin expected to miss the entire 2024 season due to injury, the team is actively exploring options to reinforce their rotation.

While eyes are on Shohei Ohtani, the two-way star for the Los Angeles Angels, his recovery from Tommy John surgery means he won’t be pitching next year. This situation has the Dodgers looking beyond Ohtani for pitching reinforcements, including the 25-year-old Japanese right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who is set to make the move to Major League Baseball.

President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman expressed the team’s frustration with their recent postseason struggles and emphasized the need for improvement. While acknowledging his own responsibility in the team’s performance, Friedman underscored the collective effort needed to address the challenges.

Despite ongoing speculation about Clayton Kershaw’s future, the Dodgers remain eager to have the three-time Cy Young Award winner back on the team, emphasizing their commitment to the veteran left-hander’s return.

Friedman also confirmed that manager Dave Roberts will be returning for his ninth season, expressing confidence in the team’s potential for a strong championship bid in the upcoming season.

Reference:

https://www.tsn.ca/mlb/los-angeles-dodgers-shopping-for-starting-pitching-after-it-failed-them-in-the-postseason-1.2022344

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