Report: Dodgers showing interest in Mets’ Verlander

Report: Dodgers showing interest in Mets' Verlander

The Los Angeles Dodgers have explored New York Mets right-hander Justin Verlander as a potential trade option, sources told Jack Harris and Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers acquired veteran right-hander Lance Lynn on Friday but are still exploring the pitching market.

Los Angeles offered Verlander a two-year, $80-million contract in the offseason before he ultimately joined the Mets on a two-year, $86.6-million pact, according to Harris and Castillo.

Verlander’s contract also includes a vesting option for the 2025 campaign that converts into a player option if he throws at least 140 innings next season.

The 40-year-old has found his form of late, registering a 1.46 ERA over his last six starts. Verlander owns a 5-5 record with a 3.24 ERA and 76 strikeouts across 89 innings this season.

The Dodgers have relied on a handful of rookie starting pitchers with Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, and Dustin May all missing various periods of time due to injury.

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