Dodgers Won’t Offer Garner or Landreaux Contracts for ‘88

The Dodgers will not offer contracts for the 1988 season to outfielder Ken Landreaux and infielder Phil Garner, it was announced Friday.

Landreaux, 32, batted just .203 with 6 homers and 23 RBIs in 115 games with the Dodgers last season--his 10th in the big leagues--while earning a reported $737,500. He came to the Dodgers in 1981 from Minnesota in exchange for Mickey Hatcher and two minor league players.

Garner, 38, was obtained from Houston June 19 for minor league pitcher Jeff Edwards and hit .190 with 2 homers and 8 RBIs in 70 games. The 13-year veteran, who has also played with Oakland and Pittsburgh, earned a reported $450,000 for the 1987 season.

“We appreciate the contributions that Phil Garner and Ken Landreaux have made to the Dodgers,” Fred Claire, executive vice president of player personnel, said.

“Ken was a key figure during the championship seasons of 1981, 1983 and 1985, and all of us appreciate the role he played on those teams. We wish Phil and Ken the very best.”


The Dodgers have 37 players on their winter roster.