Heisey traded to Dodgers
With a few hours to go before the non-tender deadline, the Reds have traded outfielder Chris Heisey to the Dodgers, MLB.com confirmed on Tuesday. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that a deal was made. It’s not yet clear who is coming back but it will likely be a pitcher.
In 119 games last season, Heisey batted .222/.265/.378 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs. His wins-above-replacement number (WAR) was 0.9. His four pinch-hit homers led the Majors, however, and his 10 career pinch-hit homers are three shy of the team record. His best season was 2011, when he hit 18 homers with 50 RBIs in 120 games.
UPDATE — Reds announced the deal at 9 p.m. ET. They acquired RHP Matt Magill. A 25-year-old, Magill has six games pitched in the big leagues for the Dodgers in 2013 and a 6.51 ERA. Last season at Triple-A, he was 7-6 with a 5.21 ERA in 36 games, including 12 starts.
The club also announced that RHPs Logan Ondrusek and Curtis Partch were non-tendered contracts. They become free agents.
More to come on MLB.com.