MediterraneanGrocery Wholesalers in Los Angeles, CA

Mediterranean Grocery Wholesalers Mobile Number770-795-9026

Free Estimate

We promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee

The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Los Angeles

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Los Angeles, CA. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Los Angeles's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Los Angeles. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Los Angeles, CA. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

Our Service Areas

Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
Mediterranean Grocery Los Angeles, CA

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Los Angeles,
what are we talking about?

 Mediterranean Supermarkets Los Angeles, CA

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

 Mediterranean Grocery Store Los Angeles, CA

Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

 Middle Eastern Grocery Los Angeles, CA

Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Los Angeles, CA, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

 Mediterranean Food Stores Los Angeles, CA

Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

 Middle Eastern Market Los Angeles, CA

Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Los Angeles, CA.

 Greek Grocery Store Los Angeles, CA

Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

Free Estimate
 Middle Eastern Store Los Angeles, CA

Latest News in Los Angeles, CA

Chargers fire coach Brandon Staley and GM Tom Telesco

ReactionsLike362Funny21Celebrate12Wow5Fire4Interesting3LOS ANGELES -- After 2½ seasons highlighted by lofty expectations and routine letdowns, the Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Brandon Staley and general manager Tom Telesco, the team announced Friday.Staley is the second Chargers head coach to be fired midseason since 1970...

Reactions

Like

362

Funny

21

Celebrate

12

Wow

5

Fire

4

Interesting

3

LOS ANGELES -- After 2½ seasons highlighted by lofty expectations and routine letdowns, the Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Brandon Staley and general manager Tom Telesco, the team announced Friday.

Staley is the second Chargers head coach to be fired midseason since 1970, joining Kevin Gilbride, who was fired in 1998.

The Chargers were 24-24 under Staley (through Thursday), with one playoff berth in 2022 that ended with a 27-point blown lead to the Jacksonville Jaguars -- the third-largest comeback in playoff history.

Owner Dean Spanos said in a statement that Chargers fans "deserve more."

"These decisions are never easy, nor are they something I take lightly -- especially when you consider the number of people they impact," read Spanos' statement. "We are clearly not where we expect to be, however, and we need new vision. Doing nothing in the name of continuity was not a risk I was willing to take. Our fans have stood strong through so many ups and downs and close games. They deserve more. Frankly, they've earned more."

pic.twitter.com/gJAwEtOuko

— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) December 15, 2023

The Chargers hired Staley because of his success as a defensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Rams in 2020, when they were the league's best defense in points and yards allowed per game. But Staley never had that impact with the Chargers, despite having star talent and many of his former players.

Staley's defensive frustrations came to a head after Thursday's 63-21 drubbing by the Las Vegas Raiders, who were starting backup Aidan O'Connell and were without running back Josh Jacobs.

Quarterback Easton Stick made his first start for Los Angeles in place of Justin Herbert, who suffered a fracture to his right index finger in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos and is done for the season.

It's the second coach the Chargers have fired since drafting Herbert in 2020. Herbert's first coach, Anthony Lynn, was 33-31 from 2017 to 2020, including 7-9 in his final season.

Tyler Glasnow signs $136.5M deal with Dodgers, making trade official

ReactionsLike399Fire6Wow5Funny1Right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow has signed a five-year, $136.5 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes official the trade of Glasnow and outfielder ...

Reactions

Like

399

Fire

6

Wow

5

Funny

1

Right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow has signed a five-year, $136.5 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes official the trade of Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot from the Tampa Bay Rays to Los Angeles, the Dodgers announced Saturday.

The deal, which sends right-handed starter Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Deluca to the Rays, was contingent on Glasnow signing an extension. The window to do so opened Thursday morning, and the parties quickly came together with the framework of a deal that will tack four years and $111.5 million in new money onto the $25 million Glasnow was owed for the 2024 season.

There is no deferred money in Glasnow's deal, sources said, after superstar Shohei Ohtani's contract with the Dodgers deferred $680 million of his $700 million guarantee. Some of the freed-up cash flow can go to Glasnow, who is from Southern California and joins Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman as Dodgers signed beyond 2025.

The Dodgers hold a $30 million option on the 2028 season. If Los Angeles declines it, Glasnow can trigger a $20 million option.

The Dodgers will pay Glasnow like a front-line starter in hopes that he will reach his immense ceiling. One of the prized starting pitchers available via trade, Glasnow is among the game's most dominant -- and if not for injuries would be regarded as one of the best starters in baseball. In a career-high 120 innings this past season, the hard-throwing right-hander struck out 162 and walked 37, going 10-7 with a 3.53 ERA.

Tampa Bay explored trading Glasnow, 30, from the early part of the offseason, and while the Rays considered keeping him even at the $25 million salary they awarded him as part of a contract extension in August 2022, the value in the trade market progressed to the point that they dealt away their expected Opening Day starter.

Pepiot, 26, was expected to be part of the Dodgers' rotation. In parts of two seasons with them, he has thrived, posting a 2.76 ERA while shuttling between the rotation and the bullpen. Pepiot was particularly sterling in 2023, with a 2.14 ERA and 38-to-5 strikeout-walk ratio in 42 innings, with his lone blemish being seven home runs allowed. He enters the season with just one year of service time, giving Tampa Bay five years of control before he reaches free agency.

Deluca, 25, made his big league debut in 2023 after consistently crushing minor league pitching over four seasons after the Dodgers took him in the 25th round of the draft out of Oregon. Capable of playing all three outfield positions, Deluca hit .271/.357/.526 in the minor leagues with strong walk and strikeout rates.

Accompanying Glasnow is 29-year-old Margot, a highly regarded defender who will make $10 million this season and joins a Dodgers outfield that currently features James Outman, Chris Taylor and Jason Heyward. Betts is expected to move to second base full time, leaving potential at-bats for Margot against left-handed pitchers, where his career OPS is nearly 100 points higher than against righties.

Glasnow had been with the Rays since 2018, when they acquired him, outfielder Austin Meadows and top prospect Shane Baz for right-hander Chris Archer. In six seasons with the Rays, the 6-foot-8 Glasnow -- whose high-90s fastball, low-90s slider and big-breaking curveball led to him to striking out more than a third of hitters he faced in 2023 -- went 27-16 with a 3.20 ERA over 388? innings.

Injuries have limited Glasnow. After 14 starts laced with dominance in 2021, he underwent Tommy John surgery. Glasnow returned for two starts in 2022 and pitched in 21 games in 2023, increasing his career strikeout rate to 11.5 per nine innings, the second-highest mark among pitchers who have started at least two-thirds of their games and thrown 500-plus innings.

Other trade candidates include Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease, who is expected to be dealt in the coming weeks; Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes, who has been considered in trade discussions with no momentum toward a deal; and Cleveland's Shane Bieber, who, like Burnes, is due to hit free agency after this season.

Why the Chargers fired coach Brandon Staley and GM Tom Telesco

ReactionsLike188Funny4Celebrate3Fire2LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Chargers put out a statement Friday about why they fired coach Brandon Staley and general manager Tom Telesco. But based on the team's performance Thursday night, not much explanation was needed.The Chargers lost 63-21 to the ...

Reactions

Like

188

Funny

4

Celebrate

3

Fire

2

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Chargers put out a statement Friday about why they fired coach Brandon Staley and general manager Tom Telesco. But based on the team's performance Thursday night, not much explanation was needed.

The Chargers lost 63-21 to the Las Vegas Raiders on "Thursday Night Football," as a national audience watched the culmination of a season's worth of mistakes, frustration and speculation about what finally transpired Friday.

It was assumed Staley would be out, but firing the general manager seemed to punctuate how disappointed ownership is with a team that started the season with Super Bowl aspirations and is finishing as perhaps the most disappointing in the NFL.

Thursday's loss featured the most points the Chargers had ever given up and the most the Raiders had ever scored. Staley said afterward he was confident his players still believed in him, but that point appeared moot as the Chargers fell to 5-9 after the third-worst defeat in franchise history.

The Chargers named outside linebackers coach Giff Smith the interim head coach and JoJo Wooden the interim general manager. Here are the key questions and answers on what just happened and what's next.

Why make the move to fire Staley and Telesco now?

The Chargers were embarrassed. Historically embarrassed. The Raiders, who were led by an interim coach in Antonio Pierce, hadn't scored a touchdown since Week 12, were playing without All-Pro running back Josh Jacobs and started rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell, scored a franchise-record 63 points on the Chargers on "Thursday Night Football."

Before this loss, Staley seemed likely to make it to the end of the season before getting dismissed by owner Dean Spanos and president John Spanos, but the Chargers have lost five of their past six games and suffered a 42-point loss to a team that already fired its own head coach.

While Staley was on the hot seat, Telesco's job seemed safer. What led to the decision to fire the general manager?

On paper, it appeared the Chargers had one of the best rosters in the NFL. But the team was often let down by Staley's defense, which ranked near the bottom of the league each of his three seasons. Telesco secured top players such as OLB Khalil Mack and cornerback J.C. Jackson, as well as other talented players Staley had coached previously, including defensive tackles Sebastian Joseph-Day and Morgan Fox. But it never materialized.

Ultimately, Telesco's firing appears to have come down to his body of work. He was general manager for 11 seasons, hired three head coaches and had two playoff wins. Telesco had a decade to make the Chargers a winner and failed. His time had simply run out.

Who takes over in the interim?

The Chargers named outside linebackers coach Giff Smith interim head coach and JoJo Wooden interim general manager.

Smith is in his second season as the Chargers outside linebackers coach and has been with the organization since 2016. He coached the defensive line until last season. He does not have any head-coaching experience.

He got his start in the NFL in 2010 as a defensive line coach with the Buffalo Bills and had the same role with the Tennessee Titans for two seasons before joining the Chargers.

The Chargers' decision to elevate Smith is somewhat of a surprise, but the linebacker-to-interim coach route has worked for other teams. And the Chargers don't have to look far for proof: Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce was the team's linebackers coach before he was elevated. Pierce's team handed the Chargers one of their most embarrassing losses in franchise history less than 24 hours ago.

Wooden joined the Chargers in 2013 as director of player personnel. Before joining the Chargers, he spent 16 seasons (1997-2012) in the personnel department for the New York Jets.

What is the pulse of the locker room, and how does this move affect it?

Player frustration has reached a peak. Running back Austin Ekeler, who typically holds court with reporters after games and was even smiling and laughing after Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, told reporters he wouldn't talk after Thursday's game. Eventually, Ekeler did, saying: "I got nothing for you. We got our ass kicked. ... Plain and simple. That's my answer to all your questions."

Linebacker Eric Kendricks, who also typically talks, similarly declined. Mack and safety Derwin James Jr. both expressed their frustrations when talking to reporters. Mack called it one of the most embarrassing losses of his career.

If nothing else, this loss will bring a new voice at head coach. Someone new could give this team a spark to build on for the future.

What does it mean for quarterback Justin Herbert?

Herbert will now have his third coach heading into his fifth season. During the offseason he signed a five-year, $262.5 million extension, but he hasn't had any divisional or playoff success to show for it. Meanwhile, his draftmates Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts have already played in Super Bowls.

Pat McAfee ponders if Bill Belichick could fit with Chargers

"The Pat McAfee Show" crew discusses a potential fit with Bill Belichick and the Chargers.

Who are the potential candidates for the job long term?

Detroit Lions OC Ben Johnson: Look at the Chargers' Week 10 loss to the Lions as the case for Johnson, whose offense ran for 177 yards in the first half and ended the game with 533 yards and five touchdowns. With an offense that hasn't been able to run the ball under Staley, no matter the coordinator, Johnson could help this team's balance.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: Harbaugh was 44-19 in three years as the coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2014. He took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 but has been at the University of Michigan since 2015. Harbaugh would be one of the most sought-after coaches if he decided to flirt with an NFL job again.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick: Belichick told reporters he was focused on Kansas City when asked about his job status this week, but if the Patriots and Belichick are indeed headed toward a split, the Chargers make a lot of sense. The hurdle with this option could be how much input Dean and John Spanos will let Belichick have on roster building.

Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Currently an analyst on NBC Sports, he interviewed for the Chargers job in 2021. Garrett won three NFC East titles in Dallas from 2010 to 2019. This hire would be a surprise, but Garrett would bring experience and some winning. Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was on Garrett's staff for two seasons in Dallas. Garrett promoted Moore from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in 2019.

Inside Shohei Ohtani's $700 million contract with Dodgers

ReactionsLike233Wow6Fire1Funny1Interesting1Celebrate1LOS ANGELES -- For six years, the video remained a secret, squirreled away for the next time. In 2017, during their failed courtship of Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Dodgers held onto the mi...

Reactions

Like

233

Wow

6

Fire

1

Funny

1

Interesting

1

Celebrate

1

LOS ANGELES -- For six years, the video remained a secret, squirreled away for the next time. In 2017, during their failed courtship of Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Dodgers held onto the minute-or-so-long clip as part of their closing pitch, one they never got to give. Two weeks ago, the next time arrived, and the Dodgers weren't leaving anything to chance.

For more than a decade they had chased Ohtani, flattered him, pined for him, only to be denied. In 2012, they wanted him to be the first elite Japanese high schooler to skip Nippon Professional Baseball and sign with an MLB organization. At the last minute, he declined. Five years later, a 23-year-old, Ohtani arrived in the major leagues with the temerity to think he could hit and pitch and do both full time. As much as the Dodgers tried to build their team around him -- he could play the outfield and pitch every sixth day -- the National League did not have a full-time designated hitter. Ohtani believed DHing was a necessity for his body to withstand the rigors of what he was going to attempt. No matter how compelling the Dodgers' presentation, how ideal the fit, it wouldn't happen. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels, just 30 miles down the road. He didn't play a single postseason game in his six years there.

This time was different. Every team has a DH. And the Dodgers offered so much more, from the 10 division titles in 11 seasons, to the farm system that churned out major leaguers on the regular, to the robust analytical group that dispenses wisdom to players. Plus, of course, the video -- which, in the grand scheme, wasn't a whole lot, taking up a fraction of the three hours Ohtani spent with the team's upper management at Dodger Stadium on Dec. 1. But in that sliver of time, on the screen for Ohtani was a figure long associated with Los Angeles sports excellence making the case for him to sign with the Dodgers.

Kobe Bryant.

Dodgers shore up rotation, outfield with Glasnow, Margot (sources)

LOS ANGELES -- The record-breaking Shohei Ohtani deal was only the first splash for the Dodgers. Shortly after his introductory press conference at Dodger Stadium, the club struck with its next move.In a deal that addresses two of the team’s biggest needs, the Dodgers agreed to acquire right-hander ...

LOS ANGELES -- The record-breaking Shohei Ohtani deal was only the first splash for the Dodgers. Shortly after his introductory press conference at Dodger Stadium, the club struck with its next move.

In a deal that addresses two of the team’s biggest needs, the Dodgers agreed to acquire right-hander Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot in a four-player swap with the Rays, sources told MLB.com on Thursday. Additionally, sources told MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand on Friday that the Dodgers have negotiated a five-year, $135 million extension with Glasnow, which includes a $10 million signing bonus this year and has a $30 million club option for 2028. If the club declines the option, Glasnow can exercise a $20 million player option. There is no deferred money.

The clubs have not confirmed the trade.

TRADE DETAILS Dodgers get: RHP Tyler Glasnow, OF Manuel Margot Rays get: RHP Ryan Pepiot, OF Jonny Deluca

Glasnow grew up in Santa Clarita, Calif., about 30 miles north of Dodger Stadium. The 30-year-old will slot into the front end of his hometown club’s rotation. His arsenal is headlined by a four-seam fastball that touched as high as 99 mph last season, complemented by an effective slider and curveball.

In eight years in the Majors split between the Pirates and Rays, Glasnow has a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings across 127 games. In 2023, he ranked in the 97th percentile in strikeout rate (33.4%) and in the 95th percentile in whiff rate (35.2%), per Baseball Savant.

Injury history is a point of concern with Glasnow. Health has kept him from fully living up to his potential -- the 120 innings he threw last season were a career high. Glasnow’s 2023 season debut was delayed until May 27 due to a left oblique strain. He had Tommy John surgery in August 2021.

Margot, 29, has primarily been a center fielder, though he has experience at all three outfield spots. A right-handed hitter, he fits as a platoon partner for the recently re-signed Jason Heyward in right field, and he can also back up James Outman in center.

Margot’s career slash line is .255/.309/.385. Against left-handed pitching, it’s a markedly improved .281/.341/.420. Margot is due $10 million next season, and his contract includes a $12 million club option for 2025, with a $2 million buyout.

Adding Margot goes a long way toward bolstering the Dodgers’ outfield, but he might not be the end of their additions. They could use an everyday left fielder -- although manager Dave Roberts mentioned on Friday that Ohtani is open to trying left field while his right arm heals from elbow surgery.

What’s quite clear is that the Dodgers will still need another arm or two in order to round out their rotation, which remains on shaky ground due to a bevy of injuries and lack of experience among the starters currently on their 40-man roster -- and they’ve just lost one of their likely candidates by dealing Pepiot.

On the free-agent side, the Dodgers remain among the frontrunners for Japanese right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who reportedly visited Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, with Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and Ohtani all on hand to help make L.A.’s pitch. If the Dodgers prefer to go the trade route again, they’ve had discussions with the Brewers about pending free agent Corbin Burnes, and they’ve talked with the White Sox about Dylan Cease (who has two years remaining before he can hit free agency).

Pepiot entered 2023 as the Dodgers’ No. 6 prospect and had been slated for the season-opening rotation before he sustained a left oblique strain that caused him to miss most of the season. In 17 games (10 starts) from 2022-23, Pepiot had a 2.76 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 153 ERA+, with 80 strikeouts and 32 walks in 78 1/3 innings.

Deluca, the Dodgers’ No. 20 prospect at the time of his MLB debut last season, slashed .262/.311/.429 with two homers in his first 24 big league games. The 2019 25th-round Draft pick rose quickly through L.A.’s farm system, thanks to his combination of power and speed. He hit 65 homers and stole 58 bases across four seasons in the Minors.

By opting to defer the vast majority of his owed money, Ohtani’s intention was to give the Dodgers as much financial flexibility as possible to build a winning team. So it’s not surprising that the rotation -- far and away L.A.’s most significant need -- was one of the first things tackled. It’s also not surprising that, per a report in the Athletic, Ohtani was part of pitching Glasnow on signing the extension.

Disclaimer:

This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.