Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers nonetheless have a surplus in the outfield. Joc Pederson is the center fielder, but the corner candidates include Puig, Andre Ethier, Andrew Toles, Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke, Kiké Hernandez and Trayce Thompson.“We do have a surplus in the outfield we’re going to be working through in the next couple months,” Zaidi said. “There is always the possibility of change in the composition of the outfield.”Where Ryu fitsRemember Hyun-Jin Ryu?Although he’s made one start in the past two seasons, with a string of injuries derailing his career, Zaidi said he’s currently recovered from his most recent elbow surgery, recently returned to Korea to continue his rehab and is expected to go into spring training 100 percent healthy.Still, the Dodgers aren’t quite sure what to expect from him.“In the planning process, we can’t plan on him to be our No. 3 starter or anything, but if he’s healthy, he’s going to be in our rotation,” Zaidi said.Zaidi said he still believes Ryu, who will be 30 in March, has potential to be the player who posted a 3.17 ERA over full seasons in 2013-14.“If healthy, he’s still one of the top starting pitchers in the NL,” Zaidi said, “but he’s been through a lot physically since he was at that point. He never got quite back to that level in terms of the quality of stuff and velocity. He was still ramping up before he had his setbacks.”Bailey coming backAndrew Bailey’s comeback story is going to get another chapter with the Angels.The Angels on Wednesday agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with Bailey, adding him to the late-inning bullpen competition.Bailey was the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year and a former All-Star closer before injuries derailed his career.The Angels signed him to a minor-league deal after he’d been released by the Philadelphia Phillies last August, and he made the most of his opportunity.Bailey, 32, recorded six saves and posted a 2.38 ERA in 12 games in September. He had a WHIP of 0.97.“He checks a lot of boxes,” general manager Billy Eppler said. “He’s a guy who can pitch in a number of roles. He garnered some saves for us later in the season. He attacks the strike zone. No fear. Resilient. Big time character. Big time fighter.”Since the Oakland A’s traded him after three strong years to begin his career, including two All-Star appearances, Bailey had been plagued by injuries.He posted a 4.91 ERA with the Boston Red Sox, and missed nearly two years after having major shoulder surgery. He attempted a comeback with the New York Yankees, but again struggled in limited action. The Phillies signed him prior to last season, and he posted a 6.40 ERA and got hurt again, prior to his release.It’s unclear exactly how Bailey fits into the Angels’ bullpen plans. His contract includes incentives, most likely that would pay him more if he ends up spending time as the Angels closer.For now, the closer job is open. Veteran Huston Street – owner of 324 career saves, but coming off his own injury-marred nightmare season – has been told he will have to win the job. The other most likely candidate is Cam Bedrosian, who had a 1.12 ERA last season before he got hurt. The enigmatic Puig at first looked like one of the game’s pre-eminent young stars. Then he gradually declined because of injuries and issues with his makeup and fundamentals.That resulted in an August demotion to Triple-A, which seems to have sparked a rebound. He hit .348 in 19 games at Oklahoma City and then .281 in September with the Dodgers.None of that means the Dodgers won’t trade him. It does mean they will probably have more bidders for him than they would have if he’d continued to plummet after his demotion.Zaidi, of course, wouldn’t discuss how much trade discussion the Dodgers have had about Puig lately.He simply conceded that Puig has “re-established himself as an important part of our ballclub.” SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. >> Yasiel Puig has worked his way back into the Dodgers plans.It remains to be seen just what those plans are.Puig’s roller coaster career with the Dodgers started heading back up in September, after he returned from what was a successful rebirth of sorts at Triple-A.“He did everything we asked him to do in the last two months, so we’re in a much better place,” general manager Farhan Zaidi said Wednesday at the GM meetings.