The Michael Morse era in Los Angeles didn't last long. Hours after he was acquired by the Dodgers on Thursday, Morse was designated for assignment.
The transaction removes him from the team's 40-man roster and leaves a number of possibilities for the 11-year veteran. The Dodgers can trade him or put him on waivers. Or they can reinstate him to their roster, which would require a corresponding move to clear space.
Morse signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins this offseason.
The 33-year-old hit .214 with four home runs over 52 games with Miami.
In one season with the Giants in 2014, Morse hit .279 with a .336 on-base percentage and 16 home runs in 131 games.
He will be remembered by Giants fans for his postseason heroics. Morse hit the game-tying home run in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals. And he delivered the game-winning run in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals.
Dodgers acquire RHP Mat Latos, IF/OF Michael Morse and cash from Marlins for RHPs Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham, Kevin Guzman.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2015
Designate RHP Brandon Beachy, OF Chris Heisey, IF/OF Michael Morse and RHP Chin-Hui Tsao for assignment. (4/4)— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2015