Outfielder Chris Heisey cleared outright waivers and elected to become a free agent Friday, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move hasn’t been announced.
If Heisey had remained on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, he would have been eligible for salary arbitration. That would likely have resulted in a raise from the $2.16-million salary he earned this year.
Heisey, 30, batted .182 with two home runs and nine runs batted in over 33 games for the Dodgers.
A highly regarded defensive outfielder, Heisey had a particularly chaotic season. He was on the Dodgers’ major...