The Dodgers ‘could become serious players’ in a move for Aaron Judge, with the Yankees star in free agency after his historic season that saw him hit an American League record 62 home runs.
The Dodgers have reportedly emerged as a top contender to sign Aaron Judge after his historic season with the New York Yankees.
Judge hit an American League-record 62 home runs this season, but his and the Yankees’ season ended Sunday night with a 4-0 series loss to the Houston Astros, who advanced to the World Series.
Judge is now in free agency, and according to a report in Sports Illustrated, the Dodgers could be making a move for the 30-year-old.
The Dodgers have reportedly emerged as a top contender to sign Aaron Judge.
Judge is in free agency despite his incredible year with the Yankees, hitting 62 home runs
If he ends up trading the East Coast for the West, the post says it could spark a change in how the Dodgers use Mookie Betts.
Betts could move from right field to second base to accommodate Judge, while MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand suggests three players could leave the Dodgers to earn around $100 million in room for the Dodgers to offer Judge a big salary.
Trea Turner, Craig Kimbrel and Joey Gallo are reportedly the trio that could be on the move.
Judge, for his part, is surprisingly coy about his future.
The 30-year-old judge has claimed he “hasn’t even thought” about his future.
‘All of that is going to run through my agent. I haven’t even thought about the next step yet,’ he told reporters after the Yankees’ season ended. But like I said, we have time to figure it out.
Judge has gently hinted that he would like to stay with the Yankees, adding: ‘I’ve been clear about that since I first wore the pinstripes.
‘But we couldn’t do anything before spring training. I am a free agent. We’ll see what happens.’