The Dodgers were recently in the news when they traded Carlos Ruiz to the Mariners for pitcher Vidal Nuno. Though this move was nothing ground-breaking, it definitely showed Dodger fans that the front office was making moves.

The next player who could be leaving Los Angeles is Howie Kendrick, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Fox Sports: Ken Rosenthal

The Dodgers are exploring a trade of Kendrick, who grew frustrated with his role last season, according to major-league sources.

Howie Kendrick had a difficult season with the Dodgers, with a slash line of .255/.326/.366. Though the numbers show struggle, Kendrick stepped up to play left field almost every day when the team needed it most.

Ken Rosenthal also claimed that a few possible destinations for the veteran second baseman could be the Phillies or Angels, who are both lacking at second base. Many felt that Kendrick could be the Dodgers everyday second baseman in 2017; however, trading him leaves a whole there.

Will the Dodgers then pick up a guy like Ian Kinsler to fill that role? Will they re-sign Chase Utley, who showed that he brought value to the team both on and off the field? Let us know what you would like to see in the comments below!

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8 Responses

  1. KingmanofLodi

    Keep him…started slow…got hot..finished slow…but played everywhere he was needed…I think we are one year away from having a second baseman from the farm ready….

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  2. nodrog60

    Actually he can’t field the position. IF he learns to hit hell be a outfielder

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  3. nodrog60

    Actually he can’t field the position. MAYBE a outfielder.

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  4. RichardSpears2

    First thing the Dodgers need to do is sign Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Chase Utley, Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes. Second is to trade Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy, Luis Avilan and Chris Hatcher to Milwaukee for Ryan Braun. Third is to trade for a lead off bat by trading Jose De Leon and Howie Kendrick to Miami for Dee Gordon. Fourth is to trade Scott Kazmir, Jacob Rhame and Andre Ethier to Arizona for Zack Greinke.

    Batting Order : 1. (2B) Dee Gordon              Starting Rotation : 1. Clayton Kershaw       Bull Pen: Joe Blanton
                             2. (SS) Corey Seager                                            2. Zack Greinke                               Pedro Baez
                               3. (1B) Adrian Gonzalez                                       3. Kenta Maeda                               Josh Fields
                               4. (RF) Ryan Braun                                               4. Hyun-Jin Ryu                               Yimi Garcia
                               5. (LF) Yoenis Cespedes                                      5. Julio Urias                                    Aroldis Chapman
                               6. (3B) Justin Turner                                                                                                         Kenley Jansen
                               7. ( C ) Yasmani Grandal
                               8. (CF) Joc Pederson

    Bench: Austin Barnes
                 Charlie Culberson
                 Chris Taylor
                 Chase Utley
                 Trayce Thompson
                Scott Van Slyke
                Andrew Toles

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