Dodgers Look to Bolster Starting Pitching After Playoff Struggles


Summary: Following a disappointing postseason exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are determined to strengthen their starting pitching rotation for the upcoming season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a first-round playoff defeat for the second year in a row due to their starting pitching woes. Looking to rectify the situation, they are eyeing some talented pitchers in the offseason. While Walker Buehler is expected to return from injury, the Dodgers will explore options beyond their rookie pitchers. One potential target is Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star, although he won’t be pitching next season. Another pitcher the Dodgers have their eyes on is Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a 25-year-old Japanese right-hander. Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, expressed his disappointment with the team’s recent playoff failures and emphasized the need for improvement. However, he stated that major changes are not necessary. Clayton Kershaw’s future with the team remains uncertain, but the Dodgers are keen on keeping him if he decides not to retire. Manager Dave Roberts will also be returning for his ninth season, as the team aims for another championship run.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching rotation, postseason struggles, Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Andrew Friedman, Clayton Kershaw, Dave Roberts