Dodgers: Five teams for Yasiel Puig as MLB considers universal DH

Yasiel Puig (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a three-run home run to left field in the sixth inning of Game Four of the 2018 World Series against pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez #57 of the Boston Red Sox (not in photo) at Dodger Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

What about the Dodgers?

As fun as it would be to see Yasiel Puig back with the Dodgers, it doesn’t really make sense for them to search for a reunion, even with expanded rosters and a possible DH role.

There aren’t many teams in the National League in better position to take advantage of the DH spot than the Dodgers. They have a deep bench and a solid rotation of outfielders who can cycle between the field and designated hitter position.

Whether the Dodgers decide to move Max Muncy into a semi-permanent DH role, or reserve the spot for AJ Pollock when Joc Pederson is in the lineup against righties, or mix in utility players like Kiké Hernandez, they have plenty of options for manager Dave Roberts to fill out his lineup card.

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Signing Puig would be like adding a third cherry to a sundae already overflowing with chocolate sauce and sprinkles. The Dodgers don’t need him, but it’s fun to think about for a few minutes.