The Dodgers DFA’ed former Red Brady Clark. They had signed Clark to a one-year, $3.9M deal this past off-season. Clark, 34, was hitting .224, .308, .293 in 58 AB this season.
Some people bring up Clark in support of giving a full-time job to Ryan Freel or Norris Hopper, but I’ve always seen a danger in these late-bloomer guys (Clark was 28 in his first full season in the bigs; Freel was 27; Hopper is 28). They can be very useful for a while, but they’re always overachieving, so as soon as their talent drops off a little, they have a really hard time keeping up. The trick, as always, is getting them for their good years, and getting out in time.