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Logan Forsythe stays in Dodgers’ plans for 2018

By in Press Enterprise on November 7, 2017

By Staff report

As expected, the Dodgers exercised their option to retain second baseman Logan Forsythe on Monday, agreeing to pay $8.5 million to bring him back.

Forsythe, 30, batted .224 with six home runs this season, hitting .290 against left-handers. He batted .297 with a .435 on-base percentage during the postseason, helping the Dodgers reach the World Series with several strong defensive plays.

The move essentially locks in the Dodgers’ starting infield for next season: Cody Bellinger at first base, Forsythe at second base, Corey Seager at shortstop, and Justin Turner at third base.

The Dodgers would have owed Forsythe a $1 million buyout had they decided not to pick up his option.

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