With an important off-season in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team will look to address their needs especially for a third baseman and an  improved bench. While the team already has four outfielders, there’s speculation that the Dodgers will look to make a change.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, scouts speculate that the Dodgers will pursue Jacoby Ellsbury because he’s a true center fielder and will look to trade one of their current outfielders. In 2013, Ellsbury hit .298 with nine home runs and 58 RBIs. While Ellsbury may be a true center fielder, he’s just as injury-prone as Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. The impending Red Sox free agent has only played in more than 130 games in two of the last four seasons.

Free agency begins after the World Series, but it will be interesting to see what the Dodgers will do with four outfielders for three spots. While Matt Kemp is recovering from ankle and shoulder surgeries, the Texas Rangers have previously expressed interest in him and is a possible candidate to be traded.

With the Dodgers falling short of their World Series expectations this season, management will be aggressive and look to improve the entire team — even it means addressing an already crowded outfield.

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In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!

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Dan Duangdao was a contributing writer for Dodgers Nation. Follow him on Twitter @DanDuangdao

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