April 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers fan Roy Velazquez wears his team hat to the opening day game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers in no rush to trade an outfielder

With four talented players and only three outfield spots available, many have assumed the Los Angeles Dodgers will look into trading one of their outfielders.

And while that still may be a possibility down the road, it doesn’t appear the Dodgers are in any rush to make a move – this according to the Boston Globe.

The Dodgers are in no hurry to settle their crowded outfield situation. Colletti indicated he’ll try to make it work with four — Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, and Yasiel Puig, who, by the way, could wind up being the leadoff hitter.

So what’s the line of thinking? According to Nick Cafardo, the Dodgers feel that Matt Kemp will need time to rest and the same can be said for Crawford, who has a lengthy history of injuries. Given the downtime, that should give Ethier (the most likely bench candidate) a decent amount of playing time – at least, that’s how GM Ned Colletti sees it.

Add in that the most likely candidate to be moved (Ethier) has a massive contract, a trade just doesn’t seem inevitable at this point.

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