The Dodgers, among the most active clubs of the winter, are in a bit of a holding pattern now as they look to sort out their left field situation.
But as they do, and as several rival clubs look to add bullpen help, sources say that the Dodgers are open to inquiries regarding closer Jonathan Broxton.
Not that the Dodgers are actively shopping the man who eventually was removed from the closer's role as their 2010 season swirled down the drain. But they'll listen.
Broxton was 5-6 with 22 saves in 64 appearances last season and, as things went south for him, started "pitching scared", in the words of one scout.
Los Angeles is hopeful that pattern reverses itself in 2011. But the Dodgers also are re-tooling and conceivably could package Broxton in a deal that would bring back a left fielder.
Currently, Jay Gibbons projects as the starter. The Dodgers would be fine with bringing back Scott Podsednik. But he prefers to test the free-agent market and, as he does, the Dodgers prefer to wait it out until the prices become a little more realistic.
Or, until something attractive might present itself on the trade market.