Report: Dodgers in talks with LeMahieu

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add a right-handed bat and appear to have an eye on free-agent infielder DJ LeMahieu.

Los Angeles is speaking with the 2020 American League batting champion, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports said during an appearance Tuesday on MLB Network's "Hot Stove," according to MLB.com.

"DJ LeMahieu is on their radar," Vassegh said. "They are definitely in talks with LeMahieu."

The Dodgers play in the same division as the San Diego Padres, who recently traded for starters Yu Darvish and Blake Snell and reportedly signed Korean infielder Ha-seong Kim.

Vassegh said the Dodgers have been looking to add a right-handed bat since the beginning of the winter, and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman isn't concerned about a "counterpunch" to the Padres' moves.

LeMahieu is one of the top free agents available this offseason. The 32-year-old hit .364/.421/.590 for the Yankees last season, finishing third in AL MVP voting.

The two-time batting champ and three-time All-Star has been negotiating with the Yankees, but the two sides are reportedly more than $25 million apart. LeMahieu's agent appears to be seeking a five-year, $100-million deal for his client.

Along with the Yankees and Dodgers, LeMahieu has also been linked to the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Washington Nationals throughout the offseason.

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