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Dodgers trade Daniel Coulombe to A's for cash

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Thursday traded relief pitcher Daniel Coulombe to the A's for cash considerations, four days after he was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for the re-addition of outfielder Chris Heisey.

Coulombe, 25, appeared in five major league games this season for the Dodgers, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 9⅓ innings in his five big league stints, for a 7.36 ERA, with seven strikeouts and six walks. Coulombe, who was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City six times in 2015, didn't mind his role back and forth between the majors and minors.

"They told me coming into this year that I'd most likely be an up-and-down guy, so just be ready for it," Coulombe said in June. "It's a lot of traveling, but it's better being that guy than not being that guy."

The left-hander had a 3.28 ERA in 38 games with Oklahoma City in 2015, with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 41⅓ innings.

The Dodgers drafted Coulombe in the 25th round in 2012 out of Texas Tech. He spent parts of the last two seasons in the majors with Los Angeles, totaling 10 relief appearances, 11 strikeouts, eight walks and a 6.39 ERA in 12⅔ innings.

Coulombe is one of 31 pitchers to appear in a game for the Dodgers this season, four more than any other season in the 132-year history of the franchise.