Dodgers “talking to teams about” Brandon League

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The Dodgers dumped Brian Wilson on Tuesday afternoon, choosing to eat the remaining $9.5 million on his contract. And the new front office is not done unloading expensive mistakes from the old regime.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are “talking to teams” about right-handed reliever Brandon League and are willing to pay “almost half” of the $7.5 million salary that he’s due in the final year of his three-year, $22.5 million deal.

League had a nice-looking 2.57 ERA in 63 innings this past season for Los Angeles, but that came alongside an ugly 1.46 WHIP and 38/27 K/BB ratio. He finished with a 5.30 ERA in 2013.

Maybe the Dodgers can convince a team to give up some talent for him.

Helping the cause is that it’s only going to cost around $4 million.

Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Yankees lineup again

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Giancarlo Stanton is out of the lineup for today’s Astros-Yankees game for the second consecutive day due to a quad strain. The Yankees have yet to take him off the roster completely because, if they did so, he’d be ineligible to play in the World Series should the Yankees advance, so for the time being New York will play shorthanded once again.

The lineups for this afternoon’s ALCS Game 3, in which Gerrit Cole will face Luis Severino:

Astros

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. José Altuve (R) 2B
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
5. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
6. Yordan Álvarez (L) DH
7. Carlos Correa (R) SS
8. Josh Reddick (L) RF
9. Martín Maldonado (R) C

Yankees

1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 1B
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Brett Gardner (L) LF
4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH
5. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sánchez (R) C
8. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
9. Aaron Hicks (S) CF