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Dodgers DFA Kyle Jensen, Ryan Lavarnway claimed off waivers by Cubs

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday made a pair of minor transactions, the back end of of a pair of deals stemming from the winter meetings. Kyle Jensen was designated for assignment, and Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.

Jensen was removed from the 40-man roster to create room for new shortstop Jimmy Rollins, acquired officially by the Dodgers on Friday. The Dodgers acquired Jensen from the Marlins on Nov. 17 for a player to be named later, and sent minor league pitcher Craig Stem to Miami on Monday to complete the deal.

The right-handed-batting Jensen, who turns 27 in May, hit .260/.331/.481 with 27 home runs and 29 doubles in 133 games with Triple-A New Orleans in 2014.

The Dodgers now have 10 days to decide what to do with Jensen. They can try to trade him, or can place him on waivers. If he clears waivers, the Dodgers can outright him to the minors.

Lavarnway was designated for assignment on Dec. 10, to make room on the 40-man roster after the Dodgers made two trades with the Marlins and Angels involving a total of eight players. Lavarnway, 27, hit .283/.389/.370 in 62 games in Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014, and in his brief stint with the Red Sox this year was 0-for-10 in nine games. The Dodgers had claimed Lavarnway off waivers from the Red Sox on Dec. 5.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said earlier Friday that the team would likely have news regarding both Lavarnway and Brian Wilson, the latter who was designated for assignment on Tuesday.