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Dodgers trade rumors: Los Angeles may trade Yasiel Puig

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The outfielder will be expendable before the August 1 deadline.

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The Dodgers are considering trading outfielder Yasiel Puig before the non-waiver trade deadline, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.

No suitors are yet known for Puig, though he will likely draw strong interest due to his raw talent and age (25). Puig has hit just .258/.316/.389 with seven home runs in 71 games so far this season, though is showing a bit of an improvement over his injury-shortened 2015 season.

Los Angeles will have a crowded outfield mix once Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson return from the disabled list, as that pair will join Trayce Thompson, Scott Van Slyke, and Howie Kendrick on the depth chart.

If Puig is dealt, it’s likely that the deal would bring major-league talent back to the Dodgers. The team already made one trade by bringing in Bud Norris from the Braves, but is expected to keep exploring the rotation market as Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood and Brett Anderson work their way back from injuries.