Report: Marlins will consider trade offers for Adeiny Hechavarria and Derek Dietrich

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Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are expected to listen to trade offers for shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and second baseman Derek Dietrich in an attempt to boster their pitching. The Marlins will also listen to offers for outfielder Marcell Ozuna and second baseman Dee Gordon, but the club would prefer to keep both players.

Dietrich, 27, is entering his first year of arbitration eligibility. He had a solid season, batting .279/.374/.425 with 32 extra-base hits, 42 RBI, and 39 runs scored in 412 plate appearances. While he has mostly played second base for the Marlins, he’s quite versatile, having logged nearly 400 innings in the outfield, over 260 innings at third base, and nearly 100 innings at first base.

Hechavarria, 27, is entering his second year of arbitration eligibility after earning $2.625 million this past season. While he doesn’t offer much with the bat — he finished the 2016 regular season with a .236/.283/.311 triple-slash line over 547 plate appearances — he’s among the best defensive shortstops in the league.

Clayton Kershaw returning to Dodgers on 1-year, $20M deal

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LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.

For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.

The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.

Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.

Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.