By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 23, 2017 at 7:32 pm EST
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially acquired utility man Logan Forsythe. He’s expected to be the team’s primary second baseman, replacing Chase Utley, who was the second baseball since he was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Tampa Bay Rays received right-handed pitcher José De León. The Dodgers reportedly refused to give up De León for Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier.
The Twins tried to convince the Dodgers to acquire Dozier. However, with this deal, any pursuit of Dozier is officially over.
This will be the second-time that Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman acquired Forsythe. When he was a member of the Rays front office, he acquired Forsythe in a trade with the San Diego Padres.
He is under control through the 2018 season. He’ll make $15.5 million during that time.
This past season, he had a .264 batting average with 20 home runs and 52 RBI’s in a 127 games.
The 30-year-old has spent the past three-years with the Rays. In his three-years with the Rays, he has a .262 batting average with 43 home runs and a 146 RBI’s in 390 games.
With the Padres in his first three-years to begin his career, he had a .241 batting average with 12 home runs and 57 RBI’s in 228 games.
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