Pitchers and catchers report in one month. Corey Kluber‘s destination remains uncertain.

The ns and Padres have experienced contact regarding a potential Kluber trade since the New Year began, but no arrangement had been close of Friday night,” sources said. Another source said the Dodgers have stayed involved with recent trade discussions with the ns about Kluber.

Pitchers and catchers report in one month. Corey Kluber‘s destination remains uncertain.

The ns and Padres have experienced contact regarding a potential Kluber trade since the New Year began, but no arrangement had been close of Friday night,” sources said. Another source said the Dodgers have stayed involved with recent trade discussions with the ns about Kluber.

Resources say that are trying to obtain Kluber without giving up some one of their topfive prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline. To accomplish that, the team probably will need to spend the multiple Major League players, with outfielders Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe on the list of options. The ns are expected to obtain a minumum of one outfielder if they exchange Kluber, given their demand for Major League depth at the position.

In addition, it is possible the ns would insist include a starting pitcher with Major League experience in a exchange for Kluber, although club officials are loath to proceed lefthanders Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer.

The ns have attention in Padres left-hander Adrian Morejon being a candidate for inclusion within the trade. Morejon, 1-9, is ranked as the club’s No. 6 potential by MLB pipe-line, and he posted a 3.30 ERA with class-a higher level Lake Elsinore at 2018.

Kluber, that turns 33 in April, has won two League Cy Young Awards over the previous five seasons — a span during which he’s among two Major League pitchers to throw 1000 innings. (Nationals genius Max Scherzer could be the other.) Kluber is under center control during 2021 — including team options — for $52.5 million.

Earlier this month, the sources said the ns hadn’t deducted from their stance a -degree reunite will be demanded for them to exchange Kluber or fellow right-hander Trevor Bauer.

Even the Dodgers, Brewers and Phillies have also discussed Kluber with the ns at different points during the offseason. The Brewers and Giants have experienced commerce conversations involving bay area genius Madison Bumgarner.