ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Pitcher Mike MacDougal #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 2, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
As first reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, and later confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers via Twitter, the Dodgers have designated right-handed pitcher Mike MacDougal for assignment. Additionally, the team announced that Major League Baseball has reinstated right-handed pitcher Ronald Belisario from the Restricted List.
MacDougal, 35, allowed nine runs across 5.2 innings this season. As Stephen notes on Twitter, the Dodgers 40-man roster is at 39 players, which leaves room for Bobby Abreu. The Dodgers are close to a contract agreement with Abreu.
Twitter / @Dodgers: ROSTER MOVE: The @Dodgers ...
"ROSTER MOVE: The @Dodgers today designated RHP Mike MacDougal for assignment while MLB reinstated Ronald Belisario from the Restricted List."
Twitter / @truebluela: Mike MacDougal DFA'd ...
"Mike MacDougal DFA'd"
Twitter / @DKnobler: Dodgers announce MacDougal ...
"Dodgers announce MacDougal DFA, Belisario off restricted list."
Twitter / @truebluela: Dodgers 40-man roster stil ...
"Dodgers 40-man roster still at 39 players. Room for Bobby Abreu"