The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the National League pennant over the past two seasons, but that did not stop them from shaking their lineup.
On a Friday the Dodgers sent four players to the Cinncinati Reds, hoping to make another pennant.
Los Angeles sent outfield players Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, infielder Kyle Farmer and left-handed pitcher Alex Wood to Cincinnati for veteran Homer Bailey and a pair of prospects in a seven-player deal.
The Dodgers receive a smaller informant from the area of Jeter Downs and right-handed Josiah Gray.
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Los Angeles Yahoo Sports also reported $ 7 million to Cincinnati.
"Looking back over the last few years, I think one of our teams 'hallmarks has a deep place in our squad," said Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' president of baseball operations. "This put us in position with an outfield surplus and pitching, with a focus on finding movements on the fronts that made sense."
Friedman announced Friday afternoon that Bailey would be released, according to Yahoo Sports. 19659005] "Obviously it's not easy to lose guys like Yasiel and Matt when it comes to your outfield, but we also feel we're still deep in those areas," said Friedman, according to MLB's blog. "We obviously could gain some flexibility."
Puig tweeted on Friday a farewell post.
"Many thanks to all Dodgers fans for the love and support, I will really miss you." See you at spring training, but this time with another team! "He said.
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The Dodgers had a good sense of the opportunity to engage with their outdoor players and pitchers.
"When you look at our rotation and our outfield four hours ago, this was not a functional lineup "Friedman said," It's a deal that makes sense. "
The Associated Press contributed to this report.