Andre Ethier the likeliest of Dodger outfielders to be traded


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.