Dodgers Designate Ronnie Belliard For Assignment

The Dodgers have designated infielder Ronnie Belliard for assignment according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick (via Twitter). The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Trent Oeltjen.

Belliard, 35, hit just .216/.295/.327 with two homers in 185 plate appearances this season. He signed a one year contract worth $825K this winter. Oeltjen, 27, hit .347/.416/.563 in 226 plate appearances with Los Angeles' Triple-A affiliate this year. 


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11 Comments on "Dodgers Designate Ronnie Belliard For Assignment"


55saveslives
4 years 10 months ago

I have to root for the Dodgers today and tomorrow…

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Ronnie deserves a shot as an AL bench player.

4 years 10 months ago

Finally! I didn’t like him as soon as he said his favorite baseball player was Manny Ramirez.

jb226
4 years 10 months ago

Why? Manny Ramirez is a good baseball player and an incredible hitter.

Now if we were talking about what kind of teammate or moody prima donna he is…

Tko11
4 years 10 months ago

Maybe he was attracted to Manny’s moobs.

4 years 10 months ago

Why is this transaction even necessary? We’re in September and essentially out of the playoff hunt. At this point it does not matter whether Ronnie Belliard or Trent Oeltjen occupy this roster spot in regards to this season. But I guess Dodgers management apparently is not interested in signing Belliard for next season and just want to take a look Oeltjen in regards to a possible fourth or fifth OF spot for next season.

markjsunz
4 years 10 months ago

Hudson wears out his welcome whereever he goes. If there is something he does not like like turning down a three year twenty seven million dollar contract then the next year he claimed it had to do with race that nobody would pay him. Too late Orlando you were in love with your own billing, 9 million a year was beneth you. Now you play for two to three million a year. Whitey got one over on you.

Vail Beach
4 years 10 months ago

They should’ve kept O-dog. That was a Torre-crony kind of situation.

Vail Beach
4 years 10 months ago

I did not know that. The media image of Hudson is that he’s a magic man, a bundle of energy and talent, plucky, scrappy, all that. So you think Torre benched him last year because he got sick of him?

4 years 10 months ago

I agree. Like him as a player, but he talks way too often and way too fast. Seemed kinda egocentric too

Deviation
4 years 10 months ago

.283/.353/.396

Now, September has just started, but for the month of August…

.280/.368/.467