The Dodgers are aggressively shopping outfielders Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Yasiel Puig is not available in trades, according to Rosenthal, who says that the Dodgers could send money to a club in a deal involving one of the outfielders.
This isn't the first time that the trio of Dodgers' outfielders has been rumored in trade talks, but seems like the most serious with the emergence of young outfield options like Puig, Joc Pederson, and Scott Van Slyke causing a surplus for the Dodgers. The market for free-agent outfielders is relatively weak behind top options Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera, so teams in need of outfield help could turn to the Dodgers to help fill their needs.
Each available outfielder comes at a large price tag, with Kemp being owed $107.5 million for the next five seasons, Crawford being under contract through 2017 at $62.25 million, and Ethier being owed $53.5 million through 2017. The Dodgers will likely have to pick up some of the tab on any of them if a trade does happen, and Rosenthal says they're willing.