The Dodgers exercised their option to retain
The move appears to lock in the Dodgers’ starting infield for next season: Cody Bellinger at first base, Forsythe at second,
Forsythe, 30, batted .224 with six home runs this year, including .190 against right-handers and .290 against left-handers. He batted .297 with a .435 on-base percentage in the postseason, displaying his usual strong defense.
The Dodgers targeted Forsythe last winter, after they could not reach agreement with the
Dozier batted .271 with 34 home runs for the Twins this season.
Forsythe had batted .264 with 20 home runs for the
De Leon had three stints on the minor league disabled list this year. He made one appearance for the Rays, giving up three runs in 2-2/3 innings.
The Dodgers would have owed Forsythe a $1-million buyout had they not picked up his option.