A familiar face is on the way.
The Dodgers are closing in on a trade to acquire outfielder Trayce Thompson from the Tigers, reports Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Assuming a deal gets across the finish line, it’d be a second stint in L.A. for the 31-year-old.
Thompson is not currently on the Detroit 40-man roster, having signed a minor league contract a month ago. It seems likely the Dodgers would add him to the big league club if they bring him aboard, though. Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported this morning that L.A. was on the hunt for a right-handed hitting outfielder in the wake of the Bets trip to the injured list. Thompson, it seems, will get the first crack in that role.
A former second-round pick of the White Sox, Thompson has appeared in parts of six big league seasons. That included a 2016-17 run in Dodger blue
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