Thehave jumped into the mix for .
San Diego is engaged in trade discussions with theabout the two-time Cy Young winner, sources told .
Morosi added that one person with knowledge of the talks doesn’t believe the Padres have surpassed theas favorites to land the pitcher at this point.
Cleveland has been seeking major-league talent in exchange for the 32-year-old Kluber and a source told Morosi the Padres could move one or more of outfieldersand , and catcher in a potential swap.
San Diego’s top prospects,and , are reportedly not expected to be involved in a deal for Kluber.
The Padres’ interest in Kluber isn’t surprising. Their starting rotation authored the highest ERA (5.09) and opponents’ batting average (.275) in the National League last season en route to a 66-96 record.
San Diego has also reportedlya trade with the involving pitcher and was to right-hander earlier this offseason.
Cleveland, meanwhile, already traded, , and in an effort to free up payroll and has reportedly been to move Kluber for nearly a month.
The Indians reportedlythe Dodgers about a potential Kluber swap after the two teams couldn’t work out a deal at the winter meetings. They’ve also received interest from the , , and .
Cleveland originally acquired Kluber from the Padres in 2010 before he went on to become one of the game’s top pitchers.
Over eight seasons in the big leagues, the three-time All-Star owns a 96-55 record with a 3.09 ERA, 2.96 FIP, and 1.07 WHIP. Since 2014, no pitcher has accrued more WAR than Kluber’s 31, according to.
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