Dodgers & Former All-Star Outfielder Interested In Reunion

The Los Angeles Dodgers are entering a crucial offseason marked by a compelling storyline: the potential contract extension with veteran outfielder Jason Heyward, according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times.

Both Heyward and the Dodgers have expressed mutual interest in continuing their partnership, underscoring the value Heyward has brought to the team with his late-career resurgence.

His defensive prowess and offensive contributions have earned admiration from his teammates and the organization alike, making him a vital component of the Dodgers' outfield.

One intriguing aspect of this extension possibility is the potential shift in roles for superstar Mookie Betts.

The team is considering having Betts play a significant amount of second base in the upcoming season, which could create an opportunity for Heyward to assume a more prominent role in the outfield.

While Betts's versatility allows him to excel in various positions, his primary position has been right field, where he has shone defensively.

This past season, in his first year with the Dodgers, the 34-year-old posted a .269/.340/.473 triple-slash line, with 15 home runs, 40 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 56 runs scored across 124 games played, his best numbers in five seasons.

The Dodgers' interest in extending Heyward's contract highlights their commitment to exploring different lineup configurations and defensive alignments to enhance their performance in the 2024 season.

As the offseason unfolds, negotiations will offer insight into Heyward's future and his role within the Dodgers' roster, making it a compelling storyline to watch.

Heyward will be entering his 15th MLB season next year. Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK