Alex Anthopoulos

Dodgers appear fairly well set except at second base

Dodgers appear fairly well set except at second base

Few baseball players available this off-season better fit the needs of the Dodgers than Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier.

He plays a position the team seeks to upgrade as it prepares for 2017. He offers power as a right-handed hitter, a commodity the team often lacked last season. He is owed $15 million through 2019, a reasonable sum for a large-market club to absorb. He revamped his swing in 2016 to hit a career-best 42 home runs, and he won’t turn 30 until May.

But the market does not bend for the whims of one particular team. Weeks of bartering with the Twins has not resulted in a deal. The Dodgers have maintained dialogue on other fronts, and may need to pivot...

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