The Los Angeles Dodgers outfield is in a fragile state, both physically and mentally. Carl Crawford is still attempting to work his way back from a sprained ankle and Yasiel Puig left Friday’s game with a left hip muscle strain.

After some switching of the pieces that’s resulted in Matt Kemp moving to left field, Crawford expressed frustration over the logjam and questioned where he would now fit in.

With a surplus of outfielders, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported teams have told him the Dodgers have made their outfielders, with the lone exception being Puig, available on the trade market.

However, Stark also added the teams are leery this may simply be an early move for an eventual trade in the winter. The Dodgers made the decision to carry all the outfielders on the roster last season and general manager Ned Colletti has expressed his desire to abstain from trading one of them this season.

In light of the recent injuries, the Dodgers may decide to once again carry on with the surplus.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

One Response

  1. Kathy Quan

    Trade Carl Crawford for the good of the Dodgers and for his good. He doesn’t want to be here.

    Get rid of the logjam in the bullpen of pitchers like Perez who can’t win their way out of a paper bag!

    Figure out what’s WRONG with Kenley Jansen — lower velocity, head isn’t in the game, no sense of urgency and NO PASSION!

    And let’s do some TEAM BUILDING. They’ve proven they know how to win…. let’s see some PASSION!!!! And a desire to win. If you don’t want it, stand up and say so and move on!!!

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