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Dodgers offseason roster moves 2015-2016

There are 40 players currently on the Dodgers' 40-man roster.

General manager Farhan Zaidi enters his first full offseason with the Dodgers.
General manager Farhan Zaidi enters his first full offseason with the Dodgers.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a summary of every transaction made by the Dodgers that affects the 40-man roster from the end of the 2015 season through the start of 2016 spring training. This post will be updated throughout the offseason as roster moves occur.

Click on the date for more details of each transaction.

Oct. 14: Right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown was claimed off waivers from Colorado.

Oct. 14: Right-handed relief pitcher Jim Johnson was designated for assignment, then released.

Oct. 21: Right-handed pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla was claimed off waivers from Texas.

Nov. 2: Left-handed starter Brett Anderson, second baseman Howie Kendrick and shortstop Jimmy Rollins became free agents.

Nov. 4: Right-handed starter Zack Greinke opted out of the remaining three years of his contract.

Nov. 4: Left-handed relief pitcher J.P. Howell exercised his $6.25 million player option to return for the 2016 season.

Nov. 5: Outfielder Justin Ruggiano was sent outright to Triple-A, but refused the assignment and elected free agency.

Nov. 6: Dodgers made qualifying offers (one year, $15.8 million) to free agent starters Brett Anderson and Zack Greinke, and second baseman Howie Kendrick.

Nov. 6: Outfielder Chris Heisey was sent outright to Triple-A, but refused the assignment and elected free agency.

Nov. 6: Dodgers declined the $13 million 2016 club option for starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, instead paying a $4.5 million buyout.

Nov. 6: Dodgers declined the $11 million 2016 club option for second baseman Chase Utley, instead paying a $2 million buyout.

Nov. 6: Dodgers declined the $2.5 million 2016 club option for relief pitcher Joel Peralta.

Nov. 13: Brett Anderson accepted the qualifying offer and will return for 2016 on a one-year, $15.8 million contract; Zack Greinke and Howie Kendrick declined the qualifying offer and remain free agents.

Nov. 20: Dodgers added Jharel Cotton and Ross Stripling to the 40-man roster, protecting them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft, to be held on Dec. 10 at the winter meetings.

Dec. 1: Signed Joe Wieland to a 1-year, $590,000 deal, avoiding salary arbitration.

Dec. 2: Signed A.J. Ellis to a 1-year, $4.5 million deal, avoiding salary arbitration.

Dec. 2: Did not tender a 2016 contract to both Juan Nicasio and Lisalverto Bonilla, making both free agents.

Dec. 4: Sent pitcher Brooks Brown outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Dec. 7: Claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Reynolds off waivers from the Angels.

Dec. 7: Claimed outfielder Daniel Fields off waivers from the Brewers.

Dec. 9: Signed infielder Chase Utley to a one-year, $7 million contract.

Dec. 16: Acquired pitcher Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and infielder Micah Johnson from the Reds in a three-team trade that sent outfielder Scott Schebler, infielder Jose Peraza and minor league infielder Brandon Dixon from the Dodgers to the Reds, and Todd Frazier from Cincinnati to Chicago.

Dec. 18: Acquired left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson from the Mariners for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Daniel Reynolds was designated for assignment.

Dec. 23: Daniel Reynolds was claimed off waivers by the Astros.

Dec. 30: Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir was signed to a three-year, $48 million contract. Outfielder Daniel Fields was designated for assignment.

Jan. 6: Starting pitcher Brandon Beachy signed a one-year, $1.5 million non-guaranteed contract. Pitcher Tyler Olson was designated for assignment.

Jan. 7: Daniel Fields was claimed off waivers by the White Sox.

Jan. 7: Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda was signed to an eight-year, $25 million contract.

Jan. 7: Infielder Ronald Torreyes was designated for assignment.

Jan. 12: Traded Joe Wieland to the Mariners for minor league infielder Erick Mejia.

Jan. 12: Traded Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes to the Yankees for minor league corner man Rob Segedin and a player to be named later or cash.

Jan. 13: Relief pitcher Chris Hatcher avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1.065 million contract.

Jan. 14: Outfielder Scott Van Slyke avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1.225 million contract.

Jan. 15: Relief pitcher Luis Avilan avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1.39 million contract.

Jan. 15: Catcher Yasmani Grandal avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

Jan. 15: Third baseman Justin Turner avoided arbitration with a one-year, $5.1 million contract.

Jan. 15: Closer Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration with a one-year, $10.65 million contract.

Jan. 19: Pitcher Joe Blanton signed a one-year, $4 million contract.

Jan. 27: Pitcher Brandon Beachy was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and was given a non-roster invitation to big league camp in spring training.

Feb. 4: Infielder Howie Kendrick signed a two-year, $20 million contract to return.

Feb. 19: Pitcher Louis Coleman signed a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Feb. 19: Pitcher Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Feb. 21: The Dodgers signed pitcher Yaisel Sierra to a six-year, $30 million contract.

Feb. 21: Pitcher Frankie Montas was placed on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from surgery to have a right rib removed.