Dodgers Rumors: L.A. Among 4 Teams Interested In Ben Zobrist
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have quickly moved forward in the wake of Zack Greinke agreeing to a six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

It began with Los Angeles reportedly agreeing to a three-year contract with Hisashi Iwakuma on Sunday.

And continued on Monday as the Dodgers appear to have a deal in place with the Cincinnati Reds for closer Aroldis Chapman.

While the Dodgers have made progress in addressing their pitching needs, second base remains a question mark.

Chase Utley reportedly agreed to a one-year contract, though he’s turning 37 years old on Dec. 17 and is hardly the full-time answer. That could be found in Ben Zobrist, who is someone the Dodgers met with on Sunday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

With Zobrist hoping to make a decision this week, the Dodgers are not one of the teams he is considering most, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

While the Dodgers appear to be on the outside looking in for Zobrist, it’s also said to be unlike they re-sign Howie Kendrick. Zobrist has ties to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman during their time together in Tampa Bay.

The 34-year-old utility man spent last season with the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals. He hit 284/.364/.453 with a .354 wOBA, 124 wRC+, seven home runs, 16 doubles and 23 RBIs over 59 games with the Royals.

Zobrist batted 268/.354/.447 with a .345 wOBA, 122 wRC+, six home runs, 20 doubles and 33 RBIs over 67 games as a member of the Athletics.

Friedman reiterated last week the Dodgers could also look internally to fill the need at second base. However, it’s being speculated one option — Jose Peraza — may be on his way to Cincinnati in the Chapman trade.