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Dodgers release Carl Crawford

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers, as expected, released Carl Crawford on Monday, officially ending his tenure with the team.

The outfielder was designated for assignment on June 5, removing him from the 40-man roster. He hit .185/.230/.235 in 30 games in 2016, including 18 starts in left field and three games as designated hitter.

Crawford, who turns 35 in August, is making $20.75 million in 2016, with roughly $12.7 million remaining the rest of the season, plus $21 million in 2017. The Dodgers are on the hook for the remainder of the contract, with any major league salary he earns from another team through the end of next season offsetting what they owe.

Crawford was acquired from the Red Sox on Aug. 25, 2012 but didn't play for the Dodgers until 2013. In parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Crawford hit .278/.320/.400 with 55 doubles, 18 home runs, nine triples and 48 stolen bases in 320 games.