3 Dodgers players who should be on trade block before Opening Day

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Ryan Yarbrough

Yarbrough, another former Ray, placed fifth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2018 for his nearly 150 innings pitched and 3.91 ERA, but he's never quite lived up to the promise those votes held for him. He did throw a complete game in 2021 against the Yankees where he only gave up two runs, but he's battled injuries since that, which have mostly kept him in the bullpen ever since. He was DFA'ed and then non-tendered by the Rays in 2022, then signed a one-year deal with the Royals for 2023 before being traded to the Dodgers. He pitched almost 40 innings in LA last year and didn't see much improvement to his ERA, but his walk rate stayed exceptionally low and his strikeout rate went up.

The Dodgers might've hoped he would be another reclamation project for them, but things haven't quite panned out that way. To be fair, 40 innings might not be the best judge of what he could be capable of with a little more magic from the Dodgers' pitching staff, and he did rely more heavily on his curveball to some nice effect against righty bats, but he does seem like one of the weaker arms of the Dodgers' many relief options.

The team could shape him up a little more in spring training to turn him over to another team and let them take a crack at unlocking the potential he showed in his rookie year and has occasionally demonstrated throughout his career, all while netting a few more possible reclamation projects for themselves.