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Dodgers release outfielder Chris Heisey

Dodgers release outfielder Chris Heisey

Say this for the Dodgers’ new brain trust, they do not appear shy about admitting a gamble failed to pay off. In the off-season they traded right-handed pitcher Matt Magill for outfielder Chris Heisey. The original thought was he could be a backup outfielder, versatile and fast enough to play all three positions. Only it never worked out that way, and on Friday the Dodgers gave him his release. Heisey, 30, has spent most of the last five years with the Cincinnati Reds, arriving with a .247/.265/.378 slash line. In 2011 he hit 18 home runs with 50 runs batted in in 308 at-bats. After the trade with the Reds, Heisey avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $2.16-million deal...

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