The Los Angeles Dodgers have had an interesting offseason.
Some key players, such as Trea Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Justin Turner have departed.
However, the team has added J.D. Martinez, Noah Syndergaard, and Miguel Rojas.
Still, with Bellinger gone, the outfield remains a bit of a question mark, though the Dodgers have no shortage of options.
Trayce Thompson, James Outman, Chris Taylor, Bradley Zimmer, Jason Heyward, and even Mookie Betts could potentially slot into center field if need be.
Late on Monday, MLB insider Jon Morosi stopped by MLB Network’s Hot Stove show to discuss the Dodgers’ center field options and who could ultimately claim the job with Bellinger now gone.
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Morosi discussed Outman as a potential option in center field.
Though Outman played in just four games last season and is seen as more of a corner outfield piece, Morosi did mention that in those four games, he impressed the Dodgers.
And the Dodgers also feel as if he has developed quite well and that there isn’t much more for him to learn.
Morosi also discussed Heyward and Zimmer.
Heyward is a former Gold-Glove outfielder, having won the award five times.
He was signed to a minor league deal this offseason.
Zimmer is also a solid defender, though his bat needs some improvement.
Still, if the Dodgers lineup can produce like it should, Zimmer might make sense in center field if he’s hitting later in the lineup, as Morosi noted.
There is no shortage of options for the Dodgers, who could have an interesting spring with several players competing for a spot.NEXT: Dodgers Manager Withholds A Bold Claim In 2023