ARLINGTON, TEXAS - As the MLB Trade Deadline nears, reports that the Cleveland Indians are attempting to bolster the starting rotation have surfaced.
According to Dallas Morning News reporter Evan Grant and MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi, the Indians have inquired about acquiring starting pitcher Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers.
But Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Indians are currently on Darvish's "No trade" list.
That news surfaced moments after reports that the Rangers traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Colorado Rockies. Lucroy invoked his no-trade clause last year when Cleveland attempted to acquire him.
According to Sirius XM's Jim Bowden, acquiring Darvish would likely cost the Indians their top prospect, catcher Francisco Mejia:
Rosenthal also reports that the New York Yankees and L.A. Dodgers are hot on Darvish.
Darvish is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA this season, logging a 1.17 WHIP while striking out 148.
The MLB Trade Deadline closes at 4 p.m. Monday.
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