The Indians and Brewers have moved on from that deal's collapse, with Milwaukee reportedly re-engaging both the Mets and Rangers, but New York is said to be no longer in the mix.
Currently, the Dodgers have an acute need for starting pitching, with Clayton Kershaw having no timetable to return from a what's already been a five-week absence due to a herniated disc; Hyun-Jin Ryu back on the DL after just one start; Wood out until at least mid-September after undergoing elbow debridement; Brett Anderson at least a couple of rehab starts away from a return from back surgery; Julio Urias facing an innings limit at some point; and Bud Norris having left Sunday's start after just 13 pitches due to tightness in his latissimus dorsi.
The Dodgers are one of the few teams with the prospects to go after White Sox ace Chris Sale, having even indicated the possibility of dealing Urias, the game's top pitching prospect, in such a move.
If he is, the list of contenders with the prospects to make a deal is probably limited to the Dodgers, Red Sox, Rangers, Astros and Nationals, but it’s doubtful any of them want to dig that deep.
Via Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the A's are said to be discussing a contract extension with Hill; previously, he connected the Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Pirates and Rangers to him.