Making Moves: Bye Ted Lilly, Corey Seager promoted, Tyger Pederson signs, injury moves


Ted Lilly was designated for assignment.

The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list.

He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list.

Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR.


Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the DL. Scott Van Slyke continues his Blake DeWitt-like season, making another trip to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

After making a start, Fife was sent to AAA, with Dee Gordon getting the call-up.


Top prospect Corey Seager was promoted from Low-A Great Lakes to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Dodgers minor league shortstop Corey Seager, arguably the club’s top prospect, is about to have a new home. The 6’4″ shortstop, drafted by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2012 draft, has been promoted to advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Seager was tremendous in Low-A, especially after coming off the DL earlier this season, and a promotion was just a matter of time.

You’ll find me at a number of minor-league games in the near future.


The club signed Tyger Pederson, drafted in the 33rd round of this year’s amateur draft.

Draft pick signed: 2B Tyger Pederson (33)

Tyger Pederson graduated from Pacific before signing with the Dodgers as a 33rd-round pick. He’s the older brother of the organization’s top position-player prospect, Double-A outfielder Joc Pederson.

No word on the bonus.


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