Van Slyke signed a one-year, $320,000 contract Monday with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.
The salary exceeds what Van Slyke would have received had he remained with the Marlins on a minor-league deal for the rest of the season, likely making it an easy decision for the 31-year-old to head overseas. Van Slyke has spent the entire 2018 campaign with the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, slashing .248/.354/.467 across 161 plate appearances. If he's able to make an impact in Korea over the next couple of months, Van Slyke could net a larger deal in the KBO this winter or perhaps generate renewed interest from MLB teams.
Van Slyke signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Saturday which includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Van Slyke played in 29 games with the Dodgers last season, but slashed an unimpressive .122/.250/.293 with two home runs and three RBI in 48 at-bats. His numbers at Triple-A Oklahoma City were slightly better, but don't provide much hope that the 31-year-old will see meaningful time at the major-league level.
Van Slyke accepted an outright move to Triple-A Louisville, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After being traded to Cincinnati in the deal that sent Tony Cingrani to the Dodgers, Van Slyke was quickly designated for assignment. In 29 games at the big-league level with the Dodgers, he went 5-for-41 while playing primarily off the bench. With Cincinnati, he'll serve as depth in the outfield and doesn't figure to see much playing time even if he makes it to the 40-man roster this season.
Van Slyke was designated for assignment by the Reds on Wednesday.
With the team claiming right-hander Luke Farrell from the Dodgers, Van Slyke loses his place on the 40-man roster while being handed a DFA on Wednesday. The outfielder has played in 29 games at the major-league level this season -- all with the Dodgers -- but has hit just .122/.250/.293 with 15 strikeouts in 41 at-bats.
Van Slyke was traded to the Reds along with minor-league catcher Hendrik Clementia for Tony Cingrani on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Van Slyke will report to Triple-A Louisville, where he'll serve as organizational outfield depth. The 31-year-old has struggled in 29 games with the Dodgers this season, slashing just .122/.250/.293, but he owns a serviceable .242/.326/.417 career line over six seasons in Los Angeles.
Van Slyke was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Van Slyke was sent down just two days after being recalled, with Brandon McCarthy (knee) coming off the DL for his start during Saturday night's affair with the Royals. Throughout the course of the 2017 campaign, Van Slyke has garnered 48 plate appearances at the big-league level, hitting just .122/.250/.293 with two home runs and three RBI. He will continue to serve as organizational depth for the outfield while getting more at-bats in Oklahoma City.
Van Slyke was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
He'll take Grant Dayton's roster spot after the left-hander was placed on the disabled with with neck soreness Thursday. Van Slyke has been down at Triple-A for nearly two months, having slashed .233/.346/.361 over 156 at-bats there. He'll add depth to the Los Angeles outfield, but this may not be a long stint for Van Slyke.
Van Slyke was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Van Slyke was the roster casualty with Adrian Gonzalez (back) returning from the disabled list. The 30-year-old collected just one hit after being recalled for the second time this season (1-for-10). He'll remain a depth option at Triple-A should injuries continue to plague the Dodgers.
Van Slyke went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Rockies.
The 30-year-old started what was a rather unlikely Dodgers comeback effort with a 435-foot shot to right center in the fifth, giving them the first run of the night. Just recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 10, Van Slyke's stint with the big-league club may not be long, but he should particularly see some time versus southpaws, against which he owns a .360 wOBA and .213 ISO over five-plus major-league seasons.
Van Slyke was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
As expected, Van Slyke was added to the Dodgers' roster ahead of Wednesday's series finale against the Pirates. While his stay with the big club may not last too long, he should see some time at first base with Adrian Gonzalez (back) and Logan Forsythe (toe) on the DL. Van Slyke slashed just .129/.250/.258 through 31 at-bats with the Dodgers earlier in the season, so he doesn't carry much fantasy value.
Van Slyke is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
While the move has not been officially announced yet, Van Slyke was seen in the Dodgers' clubhouse before Wednesday's game against the Pirates. He's expected to take the place of Andrew Toles (knee) on the roster, who is set to have season-ending knee surgery in the coming weeks. Van Slyke slashed just .129/.250/.258 across 31 at-bats (21 games) with the Dodgers earlier in the year before he was sent back to Oklahoma City. His stay with the big club likely won't last too long, but he should get some reps at first base with Adrian Gonzalez (back) on the disabled list.
Van Slyke was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
With Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) coming off the disabled list Tuesday, Van Slyke was the corresponding roster casualty. The 30-year-old slashed just .129/.250/.258 across 21 games (31 at-bats) with the Dodgers this season, so his demotion doesn't come as too much of a surprise. He could eventually be called back up should the Dodgers find themselves in need outfield depth.
Van Slyke went 1-for-3 with a home run and a strikeout to boost the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Grabbing a start against left-hander Tyler Anderson, Van Slyke bashed a 2-2 offering into straight-away center field for his first homer of the season. Despite the big blast, the 30-year-old really only has appeal a streaming option in mixed leagues when the Dodgers face a southpaw, and even then, his .150 batting average on the season doesn't instill much confidence in anyone willing to take a chance on him.
Van Slyke is in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Cubs, batting fifth and playing first base, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Van Slyke fills in for Adrian Gonzalez against another left-handed pitcher, this time the Cubs' Brett Anderson. Considering his spot in the heart of Thursday's order and his platoon preference against southpaws, Van Slyke could serve as a decent daily fantasy sleeper.
Van Slyke is starting for the Dodgers on Friday, batting fifth and playing first base against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The Dodgers are benching Adrian Gonzalez against a left-handed pitcher, the Rockies' Kyle Freeland. The Coors Field locale makes southpaw masher Van Slyke a sneaky play in leagues where fantasy players can make daily lineup moves -- and especially daily fantasy games, where he's probably super cheap.
Van Slyke is considered the primary backup at first base to Adrian Gonzalez, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
This news opens a path for the 30-year-old to make the Opening Day roster, after it looked like he was being pushed out of a spot in the outfield. Van Slyke should see the occasional spot start at first base or in the outfield against southpaws. He won't hold much fantasy value in this projected role, but he could be a punt play option in daily fantasy games where he is penciled in the lineup.
Van Slyke will have to compete for his usual platoon role in left field with the newly-signed Franklin Gutierrez this spring, the Los Angeles Times reports.
It was recently reported that Van Slyke had fully recovered from the wrist surgery that cost him a good chunk of the 2016 season. Now that the club signed a lefty masher in Gutierrez, there will be competition this spring to see who makes the 25-man roster.
Van Slyke said Saturday that his wrist is 100 percent recovered from surgery, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Van Slyke was shut down in August last season to have surgery on his right wrist, but before that, he posted just a .606 OPS in 113 plate appearances. Now that he is healthy, he should assume his usual depth role as a starter against left-handers.
Van Slyke signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Thursday, avoiding arbitration or a possible non-tendering.
Van Slyke might have been a non-tender candidate given that he's hit 30, is still recovering from wrist surgery, and is two years removed from posting an above-average OPS, but it appears the Dodgers valued his versatility and think the bat could still carry some value. If healthy, he will occupy his usual depth role with starts against left-handers.
Van Slyke will undergo surgery on his right wrist Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
His 2016 regular season officially ended when the Dodgers transferred him to the 60-day DL earlier this week. Van Slyke struggled when on the field between DL stints, posting a .606 OPS in 113 plate appearances (down from .700 in 2015), and he may be a non-tender candidate this winter.
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