The Dodgers and Reds swung a deal on Tuesday night, with outfielder Chris Heisey being sent to Los Angeles in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill. The trade was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Heisey, 29, was a non-tender candidate for the Reds after hitting .222/.265/.378 in 119 games last season. His addition is a puzzling one for a Dodgers team that has plenty of outfielders, but may simply be for depth in advance of larger trades that the Dodgers plan to make this offseason. Los Angeles has been rumored to be shopping Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier so far this winter, so the addition of Heisey, who has some pop, may be a sign that bigger deals could be coming.
Magill, 25, spent the 2014 season with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a rough 5.21 ERA in 36 appearances (12 starts) on the season. He made his major league debut for the Dodgers in 2013, starting six games while posting a 6.51 ERA in 27.2 innings.