The Dodgers are interested in Carlos Gonzalez and Jay Bruce, according to Jon Heyman at FanRag Sports.
The outfield of Howie Kendrick, Joc Pederson, and Yasiel Puig hasn’t exactly been the tour de force for the Dodgers and they’re reportedly not against trading Puig. The Dodgers are also hurting for outfield depth as Andrew Toles is their outfielder on the bench. Andre Ethier, Trayce Thompson and Kiké Hernandez are both on the DL.
Gonzalez is having an excellent season for the Rockies, hitting .317/.366/.545 with 19 home runs. It could be argued that Gonzalez is a Coors Field product, but this season, Gonzalez has been hitting .277/.335/.402 on the road and has hit five home runs. His home BABIP is .381 while on the road, it’s .359.
Jay Bruce is not having as good a year as Gonzalez, but it’s still an upgrade over what the Dodgers have in their depth, at least. He’s hitting .263/.314/.530, which is higher than both Puig and Pederson. Bruce also has 19 home runs on the year. Pederson is the only one who comes close to that with 13.
It’s obvious that Gonzalez would cost more for the Dodgers, but Bruce would also be the cheaper alternative who would be an upgrade for their outfield.