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Infield woes have Dodgers scrambling

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07:22 AM ET 01.30 | The days of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey are long gone in Los Angeles, replaced by revolving doors in the Dodgers infield. And next season? While Adrian Gonzalez provides steady production and presence at first base and Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe both return, the Dodgers again will be dealing with uncertainty. They signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to be the team's everyday second baseman, but the team has enough doubts about his ability to field the position steadily that it now says that will be an open competition this spring. Guerrero might even begin the season in the minor leagues. The Dodgers continue to try to convince Michael Young to put off retirement and return as a place-holder second baseman, bench contributor and veteran presence.

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January 30, 2014  08:29 AM ET

Second Base killed them in last years playoffs, i guess they feel its not important!!!

January 30, 2014  09:26 AM ET

They had a good fielding second baseman in Ellis last year, but let him walk to St. Louis.

January 30, 2014  09:53 AM ET

Dodgers just need to get a glove to play 2B. They have plenty of offense to carry that. If they are willing to over pay, Milwaukee would probably like to dump Weeks salary. He's got one year left plus an option. If he's healthy, he'd be a good fit as a stop gap.

January 30, 2014  11:31 AM ET

All the money the Dodgers spent could have been worth spending a little to resign Mark Ellis or another 2b while they were available.

January 30, 2014  12:45 PM ET

Brandon ( They're pitching to me like Babe Ruth ) Inge is available

January 30, 2014  03:13 PM ET

the dodgers always could trade Alexander Guerrero to the Angels for a major league second basemen in Kendrick why not?

January 30, 2014  03:14 PM ET

there its always a solution in matters of trouble time,,,and nothing ever gets lose!!

 
January 31, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Stephen Drew is available.

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