Take this as a good or bad sign, but the Dodgers are rumored to be actively shopping pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy.
Rumors are swirling that the Dodgers and Rich Hill are close to a 3 year deal which would close out their 40 man roster, which currently stands at 39. With the Dodgers pitching rotation set with Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias and Kenta Maeda, Hill would take up another spot and thus leaving Jose De Leon, Ross Stripling, Alex Wood and Hyun-Jim Ryu to fight for the last spot in the rotation.
Dodgers' 40-man roster at 39. They can't add Hill + anyone else until they clear spots. They are shopping Scott Kazmir, McCarthy, others.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 5, 2016
As you can see, Olney shares another big reason the Dodgers need to start clearing some roster spots.
Both Kazmir and McCarthy made brief appearances this past season, but with McCarthy recovering from his Tommy John/Hip surgeries and Kazmir dealing with a back injury, it’s a no-brainer that the Dodgers need to get rid of the $42 million still owed to these two pitchers.