The Dodgers have already designated Michael Morse for assignment
When the Dodgers picked up Michael Morse in today’s mega 13-player deal with the Marlins and Braves, there was some speculation that it was strictly about the money involved and that he wouldn’t play a game for the team. Sure enough, the Dodgers announced tonight that they have designated Morse for assignment. Oh, but that’s not all...
Designate RHP Brandon Beachy, OF Chris Heisey, IF/OF Michael Morse and RHP Chin-Hui Tsao for assignment. (4/4)— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2015
Yes, the Dodgers designated four players for assignment to make room for their new additions. You don’t see this sort of thing very often.
Between the money owed to Morse (including $8 million next season), Mat Latos, Hector Olivera, and Bronson Arroyo, the Dodgers agreed to cover more than $40 million in order to get this deal done. This franchise exists in a different universe from everyone else.