While the Los Angeles Dodgers figure out what they’re going to do with Matt Kemp, they have been in talks with both Juan Uribe and J.P. Howell about possible returns.
Ned Colletti said he has made a few different offers to Juan Uribe, hasn’t had much dialogue lately because they’re waiting for his answer
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) December 7, 2013
Colletti said he’s still talking to J.P. Howell.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 7, 2013
Uribe came through more than a couple times for this Dodgers team not only during the regular season, but the post-season as well. Juan is still able to play at least a couple more seasons as his age hasn’t really been a factor.
The guy is will turn 35 years old during Spring Training and should be on an Opening Day roster no matter where he ends up. Uribe has had some interest from the Marlins, but will more than likely return to the Dodgers.
J.P. Howell is a reliever that they really want back after he posted an excellent 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 62 innings of work. He was able to control lefties this season as he held them to a batting line of .164/.225/.227.