June 19, 2021

Dodgers pursuing Madison Bumgarner after losing Gerrit Cole to Yankees (New York Post)



The Dodgers aren’t adding Gerrit Cole, but are still planning to bolster their rotation.

The Athletic reports that the Plan B for the Dodgers is amping up their pursuits for Madison Bumgarner. The Post’s Joel Sherman reported that the 30-year-old lefty, who has spent his entire career pitching for the rival Giants, is seeking a deal that is slightly less than the five years and $118 million Zack Wheeler got from the Phillies.

The Twins have been in talks with Bumgarner and there remains a slight chance the Giants could bring him back to San Francisco. The Angels, who also finished behind the Yankees in the Cole sweepstakes, have also been linked to Bumgarner.

Bumgarner, a three-time World Series champ, fell off a bit last season going 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA.



Read “Dodgers pursuing Madison Bumgarner after losing Gerrit Cole to Yankees” at New York Post