never made it back.
The sidelined reliever was designated for assignment by the
, who removed him from their 40-man roster Thursday.
The transaction will probably mark the end of League's tenure with the Dodgers.
League didn't pitch in a single game for the Dodgers this season, but they still owe him what remains of his $7.5-million salary.
League will soon be one of six players who will be paid a combined $47.5 million by the Dodgers to not play for them. The others: Matt Kemp,
, Dan Haren and Dee Gordon.
League was shut down late in
Rehabilitation assignments for pitchers could take as long as 30 days. League was nearing the end of his window, meaning the Dodgers were days from having to decide whether to reinstate him from the disabled list or part ways with him.
Because League was on the 60-day disabled list and didn’t count toward the Dodgers’ 40-man limit, his impending departure will not open a place on the roster.
League was acquired from the
The first year of that deal was a disaster for League, who lost his job as closer and finished the season with a 5.30 earned-run average.