Cleveland Indians: Five trade destinations for Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Jose Ramirez
Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Dodgers

Coming off a World Series title, the Los Angeles Dodgers are being credited with the move of the offseason last year. They were able to acquire Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox and it paid off with a ring. Now, a year later, they could look for a similar splash to keep the team competing at a high level.

Justin Turner has occupied the third base position for the Dodgers for much of the last seven years, but the 36-year old infielder is now a free agent which has left a hole in the LA infield. Turner received MVP votes for three straight seasons from 2016-2018, including an All-Star appearance in 2017, but odds are the Dodgers will turn to a new face at the position in 2021.

Gavin Lux and Corey Seager have the middle infield positions locked down, so adding Jose Ramirez to the mix at third would cause the Dodgers to not miss a beat at the position. Ramirez would be an upgrade over Turner both at the plate and in the field while also helping keep the Dodgers at the top of the National League.

The one issue is that the Dodgers might not have a ton of prospects the Cleveland Indians would be interested in. They spent a lot to get Betts last season, eliminating much of their immediate help. However, if the Indians are committed to waiting a year or two, then they can still cash in on a deal with the Dodgers for Ramirez.