9 Former Dodgers Without Jobs as Spring Training Begins

Find out which former Dodgers players are still unemployed as Spring Training approaches. Who will sign them?

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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2. Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong made the most of his release from the Seattle Mariners last August, parlaying his minor league deal with the Dodgers to a call-up to the 40-man roster and a 20-game run in L.A.

That stretch will have also made him a much more appealing addition for new prospective employers. His 67 games in Seattle were absolutely terrible, slashing .165/.241/.227 — numbers that you can't accept even from a 33-year-old middle infielder.

He opened his Dodgers career with a home run and ended up slashing .300/.353/.500 across those 20 games.

The career .256 hitter isn't going to keep posting numbers like he did in 2023, but that sample was enough to showcase that he's not completely washed. That abysmal stretch in Seattle doesn't mean his offensive talent has completely fallen off a cliff or anything.

There's not exactly a shortage of veteran second basemen on the market right now, and teams may be a little more interested in a guy like Whit Merrifield, but Wong should still be able to find a job. He may end up having to accept a minor league deal or waiting a while for an injury to a contender to open up a roster spot, but one way or the other I wouldn't expect this to be the end of the line for Wong.