As a player with 10 years of major league service time, including the last five with the same team, Ethier would have the right to veto any trade. Ethier has two years and $38 million remaining on his contract.
At baseball’s general managers meetings this week, General Manager Farhan Zaidi said the Dodgers wouldn’t trade Ethier for the sake of preventing him from gaining his 10-and-5 rights.
“Our goal to put together the best roster,” Zaidi said. “If a guy is part of that roster, in that time he’s going to secure those rights, that’s fine.”