The latest MLB rumors indicate that the Los Angeles Dodgers could be among the teams vying for the services of Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. The report adds the Dodgers to a short list of MLB teams that also includes the new york yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros, in addition to Quintana's current team. Which of these teams could have the best chance of acquiring the 28-year-old lefthander from the White Sox rotation and who else might the White Sox part ways with?

Dodgers interested?

On Friday, ESPN reported via FanRagSports that the Los Angeles Dodgers may look to add Quintana as a way of adding more pitching "insurance" without taking on a huge salary.

The current Dodgers team already has a hefty payroll, while Chicago is paying Quintana $7 million this season. It's also mentioned that the Chicago White Sox may be interested in some of the Dodgers' farm team prospects as they look to rebuild.

It was noted that the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros all might be interested in gaining Quintana's services. Of those teams, the Astros have had struggles with injuries to their rotation, showing that they may be the "most interested" in bidding for Quintana.

As of this report, Houston leads the American League West with a 45-22 record which has them 11.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros' record is also the current best in all of Major League Baseball.

The NY Yankees are also leading their division, but only by two games over the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers and Pirates are currently third and fourth, respectively, in their divisions with over 90 games left in the season.

White Sox rebuilding

Since being named their Opening Day starting pitcher, Jose Quintana has made 13 starts for the White Sox this season.

So far he's tallied a 2-6 record, along with 79 strikeouts and nearly a 5.30 ERA. His career numbers include a 48-54 record, 855 strikeouts, and a 3.55 ERA. He was named to the MLB All-Star team during his 2016 season which is probably why his value is still so high in addition to his career ERA over five seasons.

In addition to Quintana, the White Sox were also said to have other summer trade assets including third baseman Todd Frazier and closing pitcher David Robertson. That gives this team a bit of room to work with as they try to rebuild their roster in order to better compete.

As of right now, Chicago is sitting at 29-36 in the AL Central division which is about six games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins.

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