The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing a quality brand of baseball despite dealing with various injuries and underperformance from key players. The Dodgers are still one of the World Series favorites, but they would benefit from making a move or two ahead of the 2022 MLB trade deadline. However, what exactly does this Dodgers team need? After all, they feature a deep roster.

Los Angeles has a few different needs. Pitching is always beneficial, while offensive depth could help stabilize the lineup. Today, we are taking a look at the Dodgers’ top three trade targets ahead of the 2022 MLB trade deadline.

 

3. Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds is expected to be one of the more popular names on the trade block. The 29-year-old right-handed pitcher has established himself as one of the better pitchers in MLB over the past few seasons and is in the midst of an excellent 2022 campaign.

Castillo’s ERA is narrowly above 3, and he is holding opposing hitters to a .213 batting average. He is doing all of this while pitching at hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark.

The Dodgers would be smart to inquire about Castillo this month. LA’s rotation has dealt with injuries to pitchers such as Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw this year. Although Kershaw is back, Buehler is expected to be out until August or September. Trading for Luis Castillo would provide the Dodgers with extra rotation depth while adding an All-Star-caliber arm.