The former National League Rookie of the Year and 2019 MVP has struggled in recent years.
In 2022, the two-time All-Star and 2020 World Series champion hit for just a .210 average with 19 home runs, posting a WAR of 1.2.
He has hit below .250 in each season since his MVP campaign in 2019.
But the Dodgers are still keeping the door open on a potential return.
According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Bellinger’s agent Scott Boras has said that the Dodgers are one of “11 to 12” teams that have been keeping tabs on the 27-year-old.
The Dodgers are one of the “11 or 12” teams with interest in Bellinger, Boras said. https://t.co/Ueaf2Hu3cf
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) December 6, 2022
Dodgers Remain In Touch With Bellinger
Bellinger could potentially be a low-risk, high-reward type pickup for a team in search of a bat.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in the market for an outfield bat after having traded away Teoscar Hernandez.
Another team to potentially watch could be the New York Yankees, that is, if they lose out on Aaron Judge.
Boras did not specify which teams in particular were interested in the former MVP, save for the Dodgers, but it does appear that several teams are in the mix for the slugger.
The Dodgers do have a potential hole in their outfield with Bellinger out on the market.
That hole could be filled internally with somebody like Trayce Thompson.
The team may also be interested in trying to bring in Judge.
One thing is for sure, though.
The Dodgers don’t want to completely cut bait with Bellinger and remain interested in a reunion.