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Dodgers trade Ryan Jackson to Royals for cash

Last offseason, Ryan Jackson was an Astro for 32 days. His stay with the Dodgers was even shorter.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers found a home for infielder Ryan Jackson, who was designated for assignment on Monday. Jackson was traded to the Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations, ending a 23-day span in the organization.

This is the Dodgers' fifth trade in 10 days.

The Dodgers claimed Jackson off waivers from the Padres on Nov. 3, perhaps hoping the defensive shortstop, who turns 27 in May, would add to the club's infield depth. Jackson, who saw brief cups of coffee in the majors in both 2012 and 2013 with the Cardinals, had a similar transactional offseason last year.

In November 2013, the Astros claimed Jackson off waivers from St. Louis, then traded him one week before Christmas to the Padres for Jesus Guzman. Jackson's stay in the Astros' organization lasted 32 days, nine days longer than he was a Dodger.

Jackson was limited to just 11 minor league games, five of which were in rookie ball in Arizona on a rehab assignment for a wrist injury that eventually required surgery.

The Dodgers designated Jackson for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Juan Nicasio, who was acquired from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.