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Dodgers Exercise Option On Infielder Logan Forsythe

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As announced on Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their 2018 option on second baseman Logan Forysthe.

According to MLB.com, the option is for $8.5 million.

Forsythe, 30, struggled mightily for the Dodgers in 2017, hitting .224/.351/.327 in 361 at-bats. He picked it up in the playoffs though, hitting .297 (11 for 37) with six RBIs and nine runs scored.

Los Angeles acquired Forsythe from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jose De Leon in January of this year.

Had the Dodgers not picked up Forsythe’s option, they would’ve owed him a $1 buyout.

In seven Major League seasons since 2011, Forsythe is a career .250/.330/.385 hitter. He spent three seasons each with the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays before coming becoming a Dodger in 2017.

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Padres, Dodgers, Reds, Braves, Rays in “Advanced Stages” for Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto

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The Miami Marlins may be closing in on a deal to deal catcher J.T. Realmuto as several teams are considered to be in “advanced stages” in talks about a trade, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The report goes on to say that the Cincinnati Reds are in “substantive” talks with the Marlins.

Other teams linked to the deep talks are the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dodgers Discussed Joc Pederson with Teams

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed trade scenarios involving outfielder Joc Pederson with a number of teams, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Among the teams that have talked with the Dodgers include the Chicago White Sox, and the Atlanta Braves, among others.

Pederson, 26, could be dealt to create room in the outfield for an outside addition, such as A.J. Pollock, who the Dodgers have been linked to this offseason.

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Dodgers Acquire Jaime Schultz

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right hander Jamie Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Eduardo Encina.

In exchange for Schultz, the Rays will receive right hander Caleb Sampen from the Dodgers.

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