Dodgers Rumors Roundup: Christian Yelich To LA, Chase Utley Latest, And More

The Los Angeles Dodgers came up short in the World Series last year, but have a strong team entering 2018. Los Angeles has missed out on a few players recently namely Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen. The Dodgers want to save money this off-season in order to splurge on the stellar free agency class next winter, but may sign a key free agent or re-sign a veteran soon. Here are all the latest Dodgers news & rumors you need to know:

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Christian Yelich Coming To LA?
Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is linked to the Braves, White Sox, and Dodgers, with Los Angeles as the favorites according to Bleacher Report.

The Dodgers have what they need to make a deal for Yelich. The Dodgers have $17.4 million in luxury tax space and Yelich's contract would be a $7 million tax hit, which means they could afford him.

The former first-round selection in the 2010 MLB draft batted .282 with 18 home runs and 81 RBIs over 156 games last season. Adding a player like Yelich to the outfield may be enough to put the Dodgers over the hump in 2018.

Dodgers Re-signing Utley?
According to Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times, the Dodgers want to re-sign infielder Chase Utley. 

"My understanding is the Dodgers have interest in a reunion with Chase Utley, but it is complicated by both financial implications (even $1 million, after all, counts toward the luxury tax and reduces some flexibility) and Utley’s reduced utility on the roster," writes McCullough.

Utley will be 39 this season and last year he slashed .236/.324/.405 with eight home runs and 34 RBI's in 127 games. 

FanFest Is Back
Good news Dodgers fans, FanFest is back at Dodger Stadium! The Dodgers announced on Wednesday that free tickets are available. 

FanFest is open to the general public and offers opportunities for guests to meet with current players and Dodger legends. The event takes place on Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and tickets can be claimed on

Parking is free for the event, but fans must download the Ballpark app on their smartphones and show their digital tickets for admission into the stadium in the left and right field plaza gates.

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