The Dodgers’ search for a second baseman, a months-long endeavor that featured endless negotiations with Minnesota over All-Star Brian Dozier, ended Monday when the team found a reasonable alternative to Dozier: Tampa Bay infielder Logan Forsythe.
The Dodgers agreed to send pitching prospect Jose De Leon to the Rays in exchange for Forysthe, 30, who hit 20 homers last year and 17 in 2015, with a combined .791 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in those seasons.
As a right-handed hitter, Forsythe checks an additional box on the off-season shopping list of Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations.
“He’s a grinder,” Friedman said. “A professional...