Dodgers Designate Mike MacDougal For Assignment

The Dodgers have designated right-hander Mike MacDougal for assignment, according to the club's official Twitter feed.  In a corresponding move, Ronald Belisario has been reinstated from the restricted list.

Despite posting some middling peripheral numbers, MacDougal managed a 2.05 ERA in 69 games for Los Angeles last season, earning himself a new one-year, $1MM contract in January.  He has posted a 7.94 ERA in seven appearances (5 2/3 innings) this season.  The 35-year-old reliever will now have to clear waivers before the Dodgers can send him back down to the minors.

Belisario was due to be activated after serving a 25-game suspension for failing a drug test.  The right-hander hasn't pitched since 2010 due to visa and substance abuse issues. 

11 Responses to Dodgers Designate Mike MacDougal For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Surprised they gave up so soon. 

  2. triple_play_baseball 3 years ago

    GOOD! Glad they got rid of him sooner rather than later

  3. Gumby65 3 years ago

     MacDougal was a good guy to bring in with no outs and a 5 run lead this year to see if he could throw strikes.  That’s about how they used him, and he had his chances.   I’ve got odds of Belisario lasting as long as MacDougal has on the roster as 30/70.

  4. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Whenever see the name “McDougal” or any last name close to it, think of Gil “Killer” Mcdougald who hit herb Score in the eye with a smoking liner and wiped out his career and mcDougald himself lost his career in the end by getting beaned in the head by a liner from one of his own teammates.

  5. nwh2787 3 years ago

    I am glad MacDougal is gone but Belisario? Why didn’t they bring up Shawn Tolleson? 

  6. Jose Aguilar 3 years ago

    Next up: Coffey

  7. Next up Scott Elbert (he’s a bust as a southpaw and a pitcher)!

  8. Why Ronald Belisario?

  9. Jesse 3 years ago

    Should have made the headline Magic strips Mike from Dodgers to coincide with that Magic Mike movie coming out

  10. Ryan Mooney 3 years ago

    Yankees will most likely claim him

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