The San Diego Padres are currently involved in trade talks to acquire Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians, according to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com.
While the Los Angeles Dodgers are still considered the favorites to land the pitcher in a trade, the Padres remain interested in the ace.
Young major leaguers Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges have been discussed as possible parts going back to Cleveland.
As Morosi noted, the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds have all shown interest in a possible trade for Kluber, as well as the Padres and Dodgers.
The buzz is understandable, considering the pitcher's effectiveness on the mound over the past few years. The 32-year-old has two Cy Young awards already on his resume and came close last season before finishing in third place in the voting.