May 20, 2024

The Dodgers’ ongoing infield issues have been widely discussed, particularly with recent decisions such as replacing Gavin Lux with Mookie Betts at shortstop due to defensive concerns. Betts, who had been preparing to play second base throughout the offseason, is now being tasked with another positional switch shortly before the season begins. While this is seen as a temporary solution for Los Angeles, it’s a problem that needs addressing sooner rather than later.

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Throughout the offseason, there were talks of the Dodgers exploring upgrades at shortstop, with Willy Adames of the Milwaukee Brewers frequently mentioned. It appears that the team’s interest in bringing the right-handed shortstop to Los Angeles persists.

According to a report by The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya, the Dodgers are still keen on acquiring Willy Adames, but the Brewers have been hesitant to part ways with the 28-year-old impending free agent.

Adding Adames to the roster could bolster the infield defense and allow Betts to return to second base. Adames is known for his solid defensive skills, and his offensive capabilities could provide an additional boost to the Dodgers’ lineup.

In the previous season with the Brewers, Adames posted a batting average of .217 with 24 home runs and 80 RBIs. This potential move remains a topic of ongoing speculation and is likely to persist until the trade deadline. However, as the infield issues persist on the field, the pressure to make a move will likely intensify.

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