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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