Dodgers' rookie sensation Alex Guerrero has drawn interest from other clubs after his torrid start to the season, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Other clubs have been trying to gauge his availability due to the Dodgers' current logjam at third base.
In addition to Guerrero, Los Angeles also has Juan Uribe, Justin Turner and Cuban signee Hector Olivera at third, with Jimmy Rollins, Corey Seager and Howie Kendrick all in the mix for other infield spots as well.
This has led many to speculate that the team could trade from its pool of depth this summer when Olivera is ready to hit the major leagues, with Uribe and Guerrero seeming to be the most realistic trade options.
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Guerrero, 28, has hit .333/.359/.806 with five homers so far this season after a tumultuous 2014 campaign in which he struggled offensively and missed significant time due to an injury suffered when teammate Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear in a dugout fight.
He reportedly drew interest from the Brewers and some other clubs over the winter, so Los Angeles could look to acquire one of Milwaukee's veteran arms in the wake of injuries to Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-jin Ryu so far this season.
Though Guerrero is under contract through 2017, he can opt for free agency after any season in which he is traded, meaning that Milwaukee would not get long-term security by moving one of their veterans for him.
The Brewers are known to be active in trade talks at this point in the season, so it will not be surprising if they are linked to Guerrero as the summer rolls on.