The Atlanta Braves are on the hunt for veteran starting pitching and their search is taking them across the league.
In addition to their reported interest in free agent Dallas Keuchel, the Braves have also checked in with fellow southpaw J.A. Happ and the Cleveland Indians about a trade for Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.
After signing Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, the Indians are reportedly motivated to find a trade partner for one of Kluber or Bauer to clear payroll.
The pitchers were two of the best in baseball last season.
Bauer, 27, isn't eligible for free agency until 2021 and is projected to earn $11.6 million through arbitration.
Kluber, a two-time Cy Young winner, is 32 years old and can become a free agent in 2020. He'll earn $17 million in 2019 and has team options for 2020 and 2021.