General Manager Ned Colletti said he wants to explore the possibility of signing Andre Ethier to a contract extension soon after the Dodgers new owners take over the club next week.
"I've always been inclined to keep him," Colletti said. "His start certainly hasn't hurt."
Ethier, who will be eligible for free agency when his one-year, 10.95-million deal expires at the end of the season, drove in 22 runs in the Dodgers' first 17 games.
His runs batted in total was tied for the most in the majors with teammate Matt Kemps 22. Ethier drove in the Dodgers' first run Monday.