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2015 Dodgers review: Michael Morse

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A look back at 2015 for Michael Morse, who was with the Dodgers for one day.

What went right

Morse was acquired from the Marlins in the Dodgers' three-team, 13-player trade on July 30 that also included the Braves. Morse was essentially the shipping and handling cost to get Mat Latos from Miami.

The Dodgers didn't have a roster spot for Morse, and he was designated for assignment once the three-team trade was made.

But even though Morse never actually joined the Dodgers, clubhouse manager Mitch Poole made a number 38 jersey for him in preparation of the deal, and ultimately sent it to Morse.

What went wrong

That entire three-team trade was essentially a reallocation of resources already committed by the Dodgers, but the Morse portion in particular was pretty straight forward. The roughly $2.5 million remaining due Morse in 2015 was actually covered by the Marlins in the trade, with the Dodgers responsible for Morse's $8 million salary in 2016.

One day later, Morse was traded to the Pirates for outfielder Jose Tabata, who was off the 40-man roster but also under contract through 2016, plus club options for potentially three more seasons. The Dodgers sent cash to Pittsburgh to offset the difference in guaranteed money due Tabata and Morse.

2015 particulars

Age: 33

Stats: .231/.313/.336 in five home runs in 98 games with Miami and Pittsburgh

Salary: $7 million, the Dodgers' portion of which was covered by the Marlins

Game of the year

Morse had the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning for the Marlins in a 4-3 victory over the Mets on April 28.

Roster status

Morse remains under contract with the Pirates for one more season.