MLB Rumors: The Mookie Betts trade, with the Los Angeles Dodgers getting Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox while sending Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins, remains in limbo, though both Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal are indicating this morning that talks are ongoing and, despite yesterday’s reports that the Twins were out of the deal, it seems the Twins are still in.
Rosenthal indicates this morning that Brusdar Graterol, who was originally going to Boston from Minnesota in the three way deal, and whose problematic medicals put the brakes on the deal, could end up being dealt to Los Angeles by the Twins, possibly with someone else, with Maeda still going to Minnesota. The Dodgers would find another piece to send to Boston, along with Alex Verdugo, that would satisfy the BoSox. 25 year old righthanded pitcher Tony Gonsolin, one of the Dodgers’ upper-level prospects, would seem to satisfy Boston’s desire for a major league ready starting pitcher in this deal, though it isn’t clear whether the Dodgers would be willing to include him in the deal.
In the meantime, Joc Pederson had an arbitration hearing against the Dodgers this week, even though there’s reportedly a deal already agreed to that would send Pederson and Ross Stripling to the Anaheim Angels, but which is contingent on the Betts deal going through.
Thus, the baseball world continues to wait while the Dodgers and Red Sox can figure out some way to get this done.