Dodgers trade Carlos Frias to the Indians

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The Cleveland Indians have acquired righty Carlos Frias from the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Frias was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for Brett Eibner, who himself is likely to be organizational depth, so it’s not as if L.A. valued Frias all that greatly. As it was, the 26-year-old spent most of the season in the minors, posting a 3.95 ERA and 32/11 K/BB ratio in 43.1 innings between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has pitched 33 big league games over the past three seasons — 15 of them starts — with a 4.50 ERA and a 75/34 K/BB ratio in 114 innings.

Frias will presumably compete for a spot in the Cleveland bullpen this spring. Cash Considerations, who has been traded to every team in baseball at one time or another, should probably take a good look in the mirror and think about finding a different line of work.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.