Dodgers reportedly frontrunners to sign DJ LeMahieu
The Los Angeles Dodgers may be the leading contenders to sign free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu.
The market on infielders has been moving lately. On Thursday, Brian Dozier signed with the Nationals, while Jed Lowrie signed with the Mets. That leaves LeMahieu as arguably the top free agent second baseman.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that teams believe the Dodgers are the frontrunners to sign LeMahieu.
DJ LeMahieu signing with the Rays appears very unlikely, according to a source. Several teams interested, but some rival execs believe the Dodgers are the frontrunners for the second baseman. Giants are also in play as the continue to listen to offers for Joe Panik.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 11, 2019
The Dodgers have been linked to LeMahieu throughout the offseason.
The 30-year-old did not receive a qualifying offer from the Colorado Rockies, making him a free agent. He batted .276 with a .749 OPS in 2018. He batted over .300 from 2015-2017, winning the batting title with a .348 average in 2016. LeMahieu is a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, but he may experience a dropoff when not playing his home games at Coors Field.
The Giants are another team that could have interest in LeMahieu.