Just one day after the Los Angeles Dodgers added Zack Greinke to their starting rotation, rumors circulated around the baseball world on Sunday morning that the team is looking at the possibly of adding the second-best free agent hurler on the market — Anibal Sanchez.
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Dodgers would be interested in Sanchez if they are unable to sign Ryu Hyun-Jin.
However, Sanchez will not come cheap, as it is said he is looking for a six-year deal somewhere in the $90 million range.
But as Los Angeles has proven with its projected $223 million 2013 payroll, if anyone is willing to give him that much, it’s probably the Dodgers.
The 28-year old Sanchez was 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 starts with the Detroit Tigers in 2012, and went 1-2 with a 1.77 ERA in the playoffs.
The Tigers reportedly offered him a $48 million contract extension for four years earlier this month, which he promptly declined.
The hot stove is still warm for Dodgers fans, so stay tuned.