Earlier today, I reported that the Dodgers’ James Loney could be a trade option for teams looking for a left-handed hitting first baseman.
While some major league sources say Loney's available, a high-ranking Dodgers official says the team won't move him.
If the Dodgers were willing to trade Loney, the Cubs and Nationals would be two teams certain to have interest. Both those clubs are considering free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena.
The Dodgers would need to find a replacement for Loney if they traded him. While the free-agent market is deep at first base, the team apparently isn't satisfied that it could do better than Loney at an affordable price.