LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued their roster churn with one final minor move before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring outfielder Jose Tabata from the Pirates for outfielder / first baseman Michael Morse and cash.
The Dodgers on Thursday acquired Morse as part of their three-team, 13-player trade with the Marlins and Braves, but then designated him for assignment. Morse makes $7 million this season, with roughly $2.5 million remaining, and makes $8 million in 2016.
It is unknown how much cash the Dodgers kicked in.
Tabata, who turns 27 on Aug. 12, is 11-for-38 (.289) with two walks in his brief major league time this season. The right-hander hit .291/.364/.345 in 44 games with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tabata has hit .275/.336/.377 in 509 games over parts of six major league seasons.
The Pirates sent Tabata outright to the minors on June 30, so he's off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers assigned hi to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Tabata is still on a contract he signed back in 2011. He makes $4 million this season, with roughly $1.44 million remaining, per Cot's, and will make $4.5 million in 2016. He has three club options, worth $6.5 million in 2017, $7.5 million in 2018, and $8.5 million in 2019, each with a $250,000 buyout.