Dodgers designate Carl Crawford for assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers designated outfielder Carl Crawford for assignment.

What It Means:

Crawford is still owed about $35 million through the end of next season, and it appears the Dodgers are prepared to eat the remainder of that deal. He's batted .271/.310/.407 and played 130 games just once since signing a seven-year, $142 million contract.

The 34-year-old outfielder is hitting only .185/.230/.235 across 87 plate appearances this season and has had trouble staying on the field the last few years. He has no homers and only six RBIs on the year.