Dodgers: Front-runners for Dotel
The Dodgers are the front-runners for Royals closer Octavio Dotel — and the team's urgency could be increasing due to the uncertainty over closer Takashi Saito, who has missed the past four games with shoulder discomfort.
In return for Dotel, the Royals want a position player who is close to the majors. Dodgers Class AAA second baseman Tony Abreu likely is out of reach, but Class AAA shortstop Chin-Lung Hu could be a possibility.
Hu's hitting, while much-improved, remains a question. But if the Royals moved him to second base, Hu and shortstop Tony Pena Jr. would form one of the best middle-infield defenses in the game.