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The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated Mike MacDougal, according to the club's official Twitter account. In a corresponding move, the club reinstated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list.
The Dodgers had signed MacDougal to a one-year $1mm deal with a team option for 2013 at $2.35mm. Last season he posted a 2.05 ERA in 57 innings out of the bullpen. This season, MacDougal has struggled as he has allowed 5 runs in 5.2 innings while also walking 6.
Belisario was serving a 25 game suspension as he tested positive for cocaine and had to be activated before the game tomorrow. Belisario didn't pitch in all of 2011 as he was not able to secure a visa.
Belisario has plenty of talent which is evident by his 2.04 ERA in 2009 and his 8.2 k/9 in 70 2/3 innings that season but comes with tons of baggage. Belisario reported to Spring Training late in 2009 and 2010, was arrested for DUI and didn't pitch in all of 2011.
Belisario was released by the Pirates prior to joining the Do...
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The Dodgers designated Mike MacDougal for assignment Thursday and activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Belisario had been serving a 25-game, league-mandated suspension for positive drug test, which is believed to be a result of his history of cocaine use. The Dodgers were forced to make a move today and MacDougal or Jamey Wright were the odd men out in this scenario...
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To answer the headline: hell yes! He was awful this season and, unsurprisingly, Ned Colletti was fooled by Mike MacDougal's sparkly 2011 ERA.
MacDougal signed a 1-year contract this winter and got a guaranteed $1 million ($650,000 base salary, $350,000 buyout). And what did the Dodgers get out of it? Not much: 7.94 ERA, 2.65 WHIP, 14.3 H/9, 9.5 BB/9.
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Bobby Abreu about to be a Dodger?
The Dodgers are seriously considering signing a two-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and a guy with a career .877 OPS.
What's so bad about that?
It's Bobby Abreu.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted the Dodgers are in "serious talks" to sign Abreu after he was released by the Anaheim Angels last week.
Wednesday marked the dawning of a new era in Los Angeles, a day of celebration as the new ownership group of the Dodgers was introduced in a news conference at Dodger Stadium.
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New Dodgers CEO Mark Walter, heading up Guggenheim Baseball Partners, said the market helped set the price, and that it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
"I viewed it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the most fantastic franchise in all of sports...
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Abreu hit .208 in 24 at-bats before the last-place Angels let him go last Friday. He didn't have to go very far to find another job, opting for a reserve role with the NL West-leading Dodgers.
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May 4th, 2012:
L.A Dodgers, Jerry Hairston Jr., hit his 1st HR of 2012 today. Hairston has now hit at least one HR with 7 different teams the last 6 seasons (LAD, MIL, WSH, SD, CIN, NYY, TEX).
Stat Source: @ESPNstatsInfo
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