11 Dodgers most likely to be traded after Jason Heyward signing

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The Los Angeles Dodgers made their second signing of the offseason when they brought back outfielder Jason Heyward on a one-year deal to presumably continue his role as a platoon player in 2024.

Heyward experienced his best full season since 2015 during his showing last year with the Dodgers, who signed him to a minor-league contract at Freddie Freeman's request. The former Braves teammates are still friends and that chemistry very clearly played a role in Heyward's resurgence.

The deal will reportedly pay Heyward $9 million for the 2024 season and, when it becomes official, will max out the 40-man roster, which was at 39 before this move. You know what that means! After the Dodgers tendered a contract to all 13 of their arbitration-eligible players, trades are on the way.

If the Dodgers are going to make a couple of high-profile free agent signings (the've been incessantly linked to Shohei Ohtani and went after Aaron Nola before he re-signed with the Phillies), they'll have to clear space. As we've noted before, there's a lot of fodder on this 40-man that needs to go.

But based on value and role alone, who are the most likely Dodgers to be traded between now and the start of next year? Expect a couple of roster-shaking moves by the end of next week when the Winter Meetings conclude.

Dodgers signing Jason Heyward foreshadowing departure for these 11 players

Group 3: Michael Grove, Gavin Stone, Emmet Sheehan, Ryan Yarbrough

Pitching is a gigantic area of weakness for the Dodgers, and these four arms don't exactly change the team's 2024 outlook. Grove isn't an asset beyond eating innings out of the bullpen. Stone's value is at its lowest after he failed during his showings at the big-league level. Sheehan showed promise, which could interest teams looking to re-tool or rebuild. And Yarbrough is a veteran on an expiring contract with the ability to pitch in the rotation or out of the bullpen.

The Dodgers, for the most part, have little use for all them if they truly want to upgrade and avoid another letdown campaign. When Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin are placed on the 60-day IL, that'll clear up some roster space, but you can't possibly tell us the Dodgers will be done after adding two pitchers.

There need to be at least five new faces joining the staff, which means at least three of these guys will be on the way out.