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Dodgers trade rumors: Los Angeles showing interest in Andrew McCutchen

With Nationals talks not panning out, a challenger has emerged.

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The Dodgers are getting in on the Andrew McCutchen action and are interested in the outfielder, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

It seems like a right of passage these Winter Meetings for a team to be outed as interested in acquiring McCutchen. As previously reported, the Nationals were closing in on a way to get the outfielder to Washington. But just because talks intensifying can only get so much done, face-to-face meetings over these next few days will be sure to seal McCutchen’s fate, wherever he may land.

The 30-year old is coming off of his worst season in the majors, batting .256/.336/.430. While these numbers would be decent for your average player, it signaled a drop in the elite center fielder’s bat. Cutch’s glove wasn’t left unscathed in this decline either.

The Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees have also all expressed interest. According to Jon Heyman, there’s also a mystery team now added to the mix, because nothing says “big time deal” like a classic mystery team. McCutchen will be owed just under $29 million over the next two seasons.