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MLB trade rumors: Dodgers shopping Brandon Morrow, Sergio Romo

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers are open to trading pitchers Brandon Morrow and Sergio Romo, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The thinking behind the Dodgers shopping the two relievers is to "clear a spot" for a left-handed pitcher, sources told Rosenthal. In addition, they want "create greater" balance in the bullpen as far as lefties and righties. After all, they have the best record in baseball at 64-29 and already own a 10 12 game lead in the NL West.

Morrow has pitched well this year out of the pen. The 32-year-old righty owns a 2.30 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and 20 strikeouts against two walks in 15 23 innings pitched. As for Romo, he has not done so hot for Los Angeles. The 34-year-old right-hander has a 6.12 ERA, given up seven home runs, struck out 31 and walked 12 in 25 innings.

However, this idea makes it reasonable that the Dodgers could really make a run at Orioles closer Zach Britton. They took interest in the lefty four days ago and even made current closer Kenley Jensen excited about the possibility of forming the game’s best 1-2 punch in the bullpen. This year, Jensen has 23 saves, which are the fifth-most in the majors, while Britton has five but he led the majors last year with 63 saves.

“Man, that would be awesome,” Jansen said to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports when informed of the news. “You just gave me goose bumps.”