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Mike MacDougal Designated for Assignment

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)
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)
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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.