MLB Rumors: DJ LeMahieu Draws Interest from Giants, Dodgers, More

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2019

Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu gestures toward his dugout as he runs to first after hitting a grand slam during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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As the market for second basemen picks up steam, DJ LeMahieu could be the next player off the board with multiple teams expressing interest in the two-time All-Star. 

Per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking at adding LeMahieu. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal noted the San Francisco Giants have shown interest in signing him. 

Heyman added the Tampa Bay Rays would also like to add LeMahieu to their infield. 

However, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported the Rays are unlikely to sign LeMahieu, while some executives believe the Dodgers are the front-runners.

On Thursday, Brian Dozier agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million with the Washington Nationals, per ESPN.com's Jeff Passan. That was followed by Jed Lowrie agreeing to a two-year, $20 million deal with the New York Mets, per Feinsand

LeMahieu is the next logical domino to fall from the keystone position. The 30-year-old hit .276/.321/.428 with a career-high 15 homers in 128 games and won a Gold Glove for the Colorado Rockies in 2018. 

Last season marked the first time since 2014 that LeMahieu hit under .300. He led Major League Baseball with a .348 batting average in 2016 and had a run of three straight seasons with an on-base percentage over .350 snapped last year. 

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