Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers are “aggressively” trying to trade one of their three outfielders: Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier. They are not trying to trade Yasiel Puig. Rosenthal adds that the Dodgers are willing to include a “significant” amount of money for a good return.
All three outfielders are under contract and owed a lot of money:
- Kemp: $21 million in 2015; $21.5 million every season between 2016-19
- Crawford: $20.5 million in 2015; $20.75 million in ’16 and $21 million in ’17
- Ethier: $18 million in 2015; $18 million in ’16, $17.5 million in ’17, and a $17.5 million club option in ’18 with a $2.5 million buyout
Additionally, all three outfielders are in their 30’s, and in the case of Kemp and Crawford, are injury-prone. Despite their obvious talent, acquiring one of the three will be a risk for any interested team.