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New York Post reports San Francisco Giants have interest in former NL MVP

Nov 28, 2022, 8:44 AM
Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a running catch on a hit by Austin Nola #26 of ...
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 12: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a running catch on a hit by Austin Nola #26 of the San Diego Padres for an out in the sixth inning in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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While the San Francisco Giants await free agent Aaron Judge’s decision, reports indicate the team is interested in another former MVP, Cody Bellinger.

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfield won the 2019 National League Gold Glove and MVP award. That season, he hit 47 home runs and averaged .305 at the plate with an on-base percentage of .406. However, since that outstanding season, he’s only averaged .204 and hit 41 home runs.

Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported the San Francisco Giants are one of 11 teams interested in the free agent.

Cody Bellinger has interest from 11 teams following the Dodgers’ decision to nontender him (he was expected to get $19 million in arbitration). The Astros, Cubs and Giants are among the teams in play.

Bellinger will seek a one-year deal to reset his value.

According to ESPN, Andrew Friedman, the Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations, recently said the chapter on Bellinger isn’t closed just yet in LA.

“We still very much believe in the talent of Cody and his competitive makeup, and we have interest in a reunion. We’ll continue talks with Cody and his group as he goes through this process on his end.”

Elsewhere in Heyman’s report, he says the Giants would also like to reunite with free-agent pitcher Carlos Rodón. Heyman lists the Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees as teams also interested in Rodón.

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