Kolten Wong Finds New Home In NL West After Recent Release

In a strategic move, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed veteran second baseman Kolten Wong to a minor league contract, following his recent release by the Seattle Mariners.

Wong's struggles with both his offensive performance and defensive skills in 2023 are well-documented, leading to his departure from the Mariners.

In just 67 games with Seattle, Wong slashed a paltry .165/.241/.227 line, with two home runs, 19 RBIs, a stolen base, and 21 runs scored across 67 games played.

However, his previous success, including a lucrative contract with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020, highlights his potential value.

Despite his challenges, Wong's offensive prowess during his time with the Brewers, combined with his reputation as a defensively skilled player, presents an intriguing prospect for the Dodgers.

Over his 11-year career, the 32-year-old holds a .256/.329/.389 triple-slash line, with 84 home runs, 397 RBIs, 118 stolen bases, and 507 runs scored across 1,169 games played.

The team aims to provide Wong with an opportunity to regain his form and confidence while offering much-needed infield depth.

With the Dodgers known for their adept player development strategies, there's hope that Wong can rediscover his past excellence before the postseason eligibility deadline, potentially becoming a valuable asset in the team's quest for success. Photo Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports