Recent reports have indicated that the Dodgers are trying to move one of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier in an attempt to clear up a jam in the outfield. ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that, according to rival evaluators, Ethier is “by far” the likeliest to be traded.
All three outfielders are owed a lot of money. Ethier is headed into the third year of a five-year, $85 million contract extension signed in June 2012. The Dodgers still owe him at least $56 million. Crawford is signed through 2017 and is still owed $62.25 million, and Kemp is signed through 2019 with $107 million remaining.
Ethier, 32, played only part-time during the 2014 season. He racked up just 380 plate appearances while posting the worst offensive numbers of his nine-year career, batting .249/.322/.370 with four home runs and 42 RBI.