In early November, Brian Wilson exercised his $9.5 million player option for the 2015 season.
On Tuesday, the Dodgers designated him for assignment.
"At this point, we did not feel he was one of the best seven relief options," new general manager Farhan Zaidi said. "This was not a move made out of any medical concern. This is a move about performance."
What does Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow think of Los Angeles' decision?
"I don't care. I don't care if he went 0-14 last year with an ERA in the 20s. They owed him nine-and-a-half million bucks. At the very least, you're gonna bring that guy back to see what he's got this year, to see if you can get anything out of your investment," Krukow told KNBR 680-AM on Wednesday morning.
"I was blown away they dumped him. So I don't think it had anything to do with how he's pitching. I think it had everything to do with what he was in the clubhouse. And that's why I was surprised with it. I know what Wilson is like in that clubhouse, especially to his teammates. He's a good teammate.
"And for the Dodgers to just dump him out that says they don't want him around. And I'd like to find out a little bit more as to why this has happened because it doesn't make sense based on what we've seen with Wilson in the clubhouse and how he is with his team."
Wilson spent his first seven big-league seasons with the Giants. From 2008 to 2011, he went 17-15 with a 3.00 ERA and compiled 163 saves, including a league-leading 48 in 2010.
He was named an All-Star three times, but Wilson appeared in just two games in 2012 before undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career.
He signed with the Dodgers as a free agent in December, 2012 and went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA over 18 appearances during his first season in Los Angeles.
Last year, Wilson appeared in 61 contests, amassing a 2-4 record with a 4.66 ERA.
"What happened yesterday blew my mind," Krukow concluded.