Dodgers Exercise Logan Forsythe’s 2018 Team Option

Logan Forsythe
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe runs to home after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

As a prelude to what may be a busy winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers made several intriguing roster-related moves on Monday. They had previously declined to pick up the remaining $17.5 million on Andre Ethier‘s contract, instead opting to buy him out for $2.5 million. He is now a free agent. In theory, he could still return to the club, albeit at a lower salary.

The Dodgers did pick up the option on Logan Forsythe. The second baseman was acquired last winter in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Jose De Leon. While he had a slow start to his time in Los Angeles, hitting only .224 for the season, he turned it on in the postseason, turning in a slash line of .297/.435/.351/.786, and coming up with many key hits. He was owed $5.75 million last season, and his option for 2018 was $8.5 million.

Quite a few players were reinstated from the 60-Day disabled list. They include Scott Kazmir, Grant Dayton, Adam Liberatore, Yimi Garcia, Josh Ravin and Andrew Toles.

O’Koyea Dickson was cut from the 40-man roster, and assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will be having surgery on his subluxed left shoulder in the off season.

The 40-Man roster is now full.

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