3 remaining team needs for the Dodgers after signing Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow

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Corner Outfielder

While James Outman's emergence as a rookie in 2023 was a major revelation for the Dodgers, the need for another outfielder is still there. Jason Heyward signed another one-year deal with LA, but shortly after that news was announced, Dave Roberts talked about the Dodgers' plan to have Mookie Betts play as an everyday second baseman. That leaves the Dodgers with Outman playing in center field, and presumably Heyward and Chris Taylor playing right and left field.

Taylor, however, has always been most valuable as a utility player who moves around the diamond playing wherever the Dodgers need him. It's also likely that the Dodgers won't have Heyward play against lefties. So who could fill the void in the outfield? A reunion with Cody Bellinger is very unlikely for myriad reasons, but the Dodgers have many options. Manuel Margot of the Rays was packaged with Tyler Glasnow in a blockbuster deal, but that still leaves Chris Taylor on an island in left field.

Once again, the Dodgers could just go the free agency route. While Teoscar Hernandez, Jorge Soler and Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. might be too pricy considering the Dodgers' likelihood to focus on elevating the rotation before the end of free agency, perhaps LA considers reunions with fan-favorites Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson. Adam Duvall, Whit Merrifield and Tommy Pham are some other names the Dodgers could look at who are coming off strong seasons to fill this spot, but regardless of the addition, this roster won't be complete until there's a fourth reliable option in the outfield.