MLB Trade Ideas: Low-Cost Targets for L.A. Dodgers to Enter the Playoff Race

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MLB Trade Ideas: Low-Cost Targets for L.A. Dodgers to Enter the Playoff Race
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Jeff Francoeur is one of several low-cost possibilities the Dodgers could explore via trade if they hope jumpstart their season with positive vibes on-the-field

The Dodgers have their share of problems. Lack of consistent run support. Inconsistent relief pitching, especially from injured closer Jonathan Broxton. An owner who everyone wants to see go away as MLB has taken over financial operations.

Yet they're still barely under .500 and only three games out of the division lead.

Despite not securing any major free agents, they've been carried by the hot bats of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp and the solid arm of Clayton Kershaw.

But it's hard to expect the team to rely on three consistent players while surrounded by hits or misses.

To ease the worries of GM Ned Colletti, here are some low-cost targets they could look at to address their offensive/relief-pitching woes. All of them cost between $2-4 million, which means they won't cause added stress.

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