Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 10/30/12
Yesterday, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Dodgers were open to the idea of trading right fielder Andre Ethier. This news is odd as  the Dodgers and Ethier agreed to a five-year $85 million extension back in June. If the Dodgers did trade Ethier, it would make sense as the team has been interested in bringing Shane Victorino back, but has no room for him now that the team acquired Carl Crawford. Ethier hit .284/.351/.460 with 20 home runs, but had a career high in strikeouts with 124 (not a career high in at bats). Ethier owns a Silver Slugger (2009) and Glove Glove (2011) hardware could be a nice catch for someone who thinks Josh Hamilton is to risky or misses out on Nick Swisher. Image taken by pvsbond and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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