The Dodgers announced that they’ve released outfielder Chris Heisey. The 30-year-old was designated for assignment on July 30 upon completion of the three-team, 13-player blockbuster between the Dodgers, Braves and Marlins.
The Dodgers acquired Heisey from the Reds this winter in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill. He came to L.A. with a relatively productive track record as a fourth outfielder with some pop, but Heisey received little playing time with the Dodgers due to their glut of outfield options. Heisey tallied just 34 plate appearances and batted .154/.353/.192 as a member of the Dodgers. He was more productive in the minors, slashing .236/.355/.481 with 14 homers in 63 games.
From 2010-14, Heisey appeared in 543 games for the Reds and batted .247/.299/.422 with 50 homers. He has experience at all three outfield positions and does have a strong 18-homer season campaign under his belt, though that came back in 2011. Despite a lack of recent productivity, I’d imagine Heisey will be able to find multiple minor league offers around the league.