The two developments -- Darvish's expected availability and the return of Kershaw's back issues -- will influence many conversations around the Major Leagues, as the sport enters the last full week before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Dodgers view Darvish as an ideal fit for their rotation, sources say. He's a No. 1 starter capable of easing the postseason burden on Kershaw, who has made National League Division Series starts on short rest in each of the last four years.
• The Cubs have won six straight games to start the second half, conveying to the front office that the 2017 roster is worthy of further investment. • Theo Epstein already acquired a long-term rotation piece, Jose Quintana, giving him the freedom to pursue rentals such as Darvish. • The Rangers, meanwhile, have lost five straight games, including a four-game sweep in Baltimore. They'd need to pass six teams to move into the second Wild Card position in the American League, which is unlikely.
Talks between the Astros and Athletics regarding Sonny Gray are heating up, sources said Thursday, at a time when Gray's trade value is on the rise. After an inconsistent, injury-plagued 2016, Gray has a 3.02 ERA -- and .616 opponents' OPS -- over nine starts since the beginning of June. The Dodgers, Cubs and Brewers also have shown interest in Gray, sources say.
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Selecting a term
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