3 Chicago Cubs players that may interest Dodgers after Gavin Lux injury
3 Cubs the Dodgers may explore trading for post-Gavin Lux injury: #2 - Zach McKinstry
Due to the fact he's out of options and came over in a trade last summer for a valuable reliever in Chris Martin, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Zach McKinstry doesn't break camp with the big league team.
Oh - and oddly relevant - but it was a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that netted McKinstry, so that front office has a ton of knowledge and insights when it comes to the utilityman. Still just 27 years old, it's hard to project what you might get out of the former 33rd-round pick.
In 364 MLB plate appearances, he's slashed just .209/.269/.384 - hardlly the level of production worthy of a 26-man roster spot on a team with postseason aspirations. But then you look at what he's done in 489 Triple-A plate appearances (.323/.401/.550) and you can't help but think there's more to him than what he's done in the big leagues to this point.
Given the familiarity the Dodgers have with McKinstry and the fact the Cubs have multiple other infield options should they move off him (Madrigal, Christopher Morel, Miles Mastrobuoni), it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to see the Cubs come off him for, say, maybe a lefty arm?