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Dodgers bring back Chris Heisey in trade with Blue Jays

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are getting the band back together, it seems. In addition to a minor league trade for old friend Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners on Monday night, the team also last night brought back old friend Chris Heisey in another minor league trade from the Blue Jays, for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Heisey began the season with the Dodgers, though he only played 17 games with the big club this season, spending most of his time in Triple-A Oklahoma City. Heisey was 4-for-26 (.154) with eight walks (.353 on-base percentage) with the Dodgers and played all three outfield positions.

With OKC, Heisey hit .236/.355/.481 with 14 home runs in 63 games.

The Dodgers designated Heisey for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster after their three-team, 13-player trade with the Marlins and Braves, then released him on Aug. 7.

Heisey signed a minor league contract with Toronto on Aug. 13, and hit .155/.269/.259 (9-for-58) with two home runs in 17 games with Triple-A Buffalo.

Neither Heisey nor Ruggiano have yet been added to the 40-man roster, though that seems likely to happen soon, perhaps as soon as Tuesday, at least for one of them.