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Tampa Bay Rays infielder Logan Forsythe.
If the season started today, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ second baseman would be Enrique Hernandez, who posted a .190/.283/.324 slash line in 2016.
The Dodgers have targeted the Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier, but those talks are “at a standstill,” according to Heyman.
The Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler is a possible Plan B, though the 34-year-old could demand a contract extension before waiving his no-trade clause and going to L.A., per Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
An interesting third option for Los Angeles is Tampa Bay Rays infielder Logan Forsythe, who has been on the club’s radar since at least the 2016 trade deadline, per Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
The 30-year-old hit .264 with 20 home runs last season for Tampa Bay and is owed $8.5 million in 2017 with an $8.5 million option and $1 million buyout for 2018.
Whichever avenue they choose, this is an area the big-spending, title-starved Dodgers absolutely must upgrade, even if it means surrendering top prospects such as right-hander Jose De Leon or first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger.