According to Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are aggressively trying to move Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford or Andre Either. They are willing to include anything from no money to significant money upon return. However, Yasiel Puig is not open to anyone. The Dodgers are wasting no time in reshuffling the outfield.
Kemp has drawn a ton of attention, but some teams need left-handed batters in their lineup. Kemp has been with the Dodgers since his MLB debut on May 28, 2006.
Ethier has been with the squad since his debut on May 3, 2006. Crawford was traded to the team in 2013.
All three outfielders are under contract and owed a lot of money:
Kemp: $21 million in 2015; $21.5 million every season between 2016-19.
Crawford: $20.5 million in 2015; $20.75 million in ’16 and $21 million in ’17.
Ethier: $18 million in 2015; $18 million in ’16, $17.5 million in ’17, and a $17.5 million club option in ’18 with a $2.5 million buyout.
The three outfielders are in their 30’s, and Kemp and Crawford are injury-prone. Despite the talent at stake, acquiring one of the three will be a risk for any interested team.