The trade deadline isn't until Sunday at 1 p.m. PDT, but if the Dodgers make a deal involving Hiroki Kuroda, it looks like a move will happen at some point on Saturday. Kuroda has a no-trade clause that will need to be waived in order to make a deal, and the Dodgers will give Kuroda enough time to make a decision.
"It's not something we would be able to spring on him at 12:30 on Sunday,'' general manager Ned Colletti told Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles on Friday. "I am respectful of the fact that he would want time to contemplate what he wants to do.''
Detroit had previously shown interest, but the Tigers swung a deal with the Mariners on Saturday to acquire Doug Fister. The Red Sox and Yankees remain interested. Per Ken Rosenthal:
Source: #RedSox's interest in #Dodgers' Kuroda increased last night after Bedard's dismal effort for #Mariners.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Dodgers are aiming high in trade talks:
Heard #Dodgers asked #Yankees for Nova plus C prospect (not sure which) for Kuroda. Non-starter for a rental
#Yankees think #Dodgers stance with Kuroda is if can't make killer deal, not going to bother try to talk him out of no-trade clause.
If anything happens with Kuroda, we should know within a few hours.
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