Colorado Rockies rumors: Dodgers showing interest in DJ LeMahieu

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies doubles Geraldo Parra #8 (not pictured) in the third inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies doubles Geraldo Parra #8 (not pictured) in the third inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers needed an extra game to settle the National League West last season. Now it appears the division foes may be battling over the services of an All-Star and Gold Glove winner.

According to Jon Morosi’s tweet, the Dodgers are showing interest in acquiring DJ LeMahieu in the offseason to play second base. The Colorado Rockies did not extend a qualifying offer to the 30-year-old LeMahieu and it was expected that he would be pursued by several clubs if he hit free agency.

LeMahieu was just named as the National League’s Gold Glove winner at second base on Sunday night. It was the third time he has won the award.

In his seven seasons with the Rockies, LeMahieu has logged a .299 average, including posting a .348 average in 2016 when he earned the National League batting title and posted the highest average in Major League Baseball. He has also posted a .756 OPS and 93 OPS+.

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Of course, playing in Colorado, many will point to LeMahieu’s home and road splits to see what kind of hitter he might be outside of the Mile High City. For his career, he is a .330 hitter at home and a .264 hitter on the road.

Last season, LeMahieu hit just .229 on the road but belted 11 of his career-high 15 home runs away from Coors Field.

While LeMahieu posted career-best power numbers last season, it was also a frustrating campaign for him. He went on the disabled list on three separate occasions, marking the first time in his career he had spent time on the DL.

The Dodgers upgraded at second base last season at the trade deadline by acquiring Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins. However, he just .182 in 47 games with the Dodgers. Chase Utley also played second base for the Dodgers but retired after Los Angeles lost to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

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Will LeMahieu stay in the division and play for the Dodgers? Or will the Rockies try to re-sign one of the players voted as one of the Top 25 to ever wear a Colorado uniform? We will be watching and keeping you up to date with the latest rumors and news.

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