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Logan Forsythe | Second Baseman | #11

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SD
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Logan Forsythe had a two-run single, walked twice, and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 13-6 win over the Diamondbacks in Cactus League action on Friday.
While a deal for Brian Dozier almost looked like a foregone conclusion at one point over the winter, the Dodgers acquired Forysthe instead in January and appear prepared to go into the season with him as their primary leadoff hitter. The 30-year-old hasn’t provided any reason to change their minds. He’s hitting .424 (15-for-34) with a .472 on-base percentage this spring. Mar 24 - 8:56 PM

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Logan Forsythe said Saturday that he's fine after taking a pitch off of his forearm on Friday.

He was scheduled to receive a day off on Saturday, so his absence isn't injury-related. He's merely dealing with a bone bruise and should return to the lineup on Sunday.
Mar 18 - 12:47 PM

Logan Forsythe (knee) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday and went 2-for-3 in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks.

Forsythe didn't show any ill-effects after missing a few games following a lubricant-injection in his left knee. He's off to a strong start this spring and could find himself hitting out of the leadoff spot to begin the season if he keeps it up.
Mar 3 - 7:09 PM

Logan Forsythe (knee) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Forsythe has played just two games so far this spring, as he's been getting time off following a lubricant-injection cycle for his left knee. It's considered more of a maintenance thing, as Forsythe hasn't suffered any recent knee injury. Fantasy owners shouldn't need to worry about the second baseman.
Mar 3 - 10:13 AM

Logan Forsythe (knee) expects to return to Cactus League play on Friday.

Forsythe has been in and out of action this spring as he finishes up a lubricant-injection cycle for his left knee. This was all planned. The offseason trade acquisition is lined up to serve as the Dodgers' primary second baseman in 2017, and he could regularly bat leadoff.
Mar 2 - 11:26 AM

Logan Forsythe received an injection of Synvisc in his left knee last week.

It's more of a maintenance injection that supplements fluids in joints which are affected by arthritis or cartilage deterioration. Forsythe had surgery on the knee back in September of 2011. "It’s just precautionary," said Forsythe. "I asked them (the Dodgers’ medical staff) if there was anything I could do to stay ahead of it."
Feb 26 - 12:02 PM

Logan Forsythe is batting leadoff for the Dodgers in Cactus League play on Saturday.

Forsythe is just one of the candidates competing to bat atop the Dodgers order this spring. Manager Dave Roberts has also indicated Andrew Toles, Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier are under consideration for that spot.
Feb 25 - 11:40 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Logan Forsythe is a top-of-the-order hitter, but not necessarily leadoff.

This is contrary to what Roberts said right after the signing when he called Forsythe his likely leadoff hitter. Chances are he'll still see a bunch of time there, as the Dodgers' don't have an ideal alternative, but Roberts is at least keeping his options open. It would be interesting to see Joc Pederson get another shot there against right-handers.
Feb 15 - 3:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Logan Forsythe is likely to hit leadoff this season.

The Dodgers finally landed their second baseman this week when they acquired Forsythe from the Rays for prospect right-hander Jose De Leon. The 33-year-old owns a .347 on-base percentage over the last two seasons and was the primary leadoff hitter for the Rays in 2016, so it's a familiar role for him. He should again be a useful fantasy option at second base if the Dodgers stick to their plan.
Jan 25 - 2:27 PM

Dodgers acquired 2B Logan Forsythe from the Rays in exchange for RHP Jose De Leon.

The Dodgers finally have their second baseman after months of trade talks with the Twins involving Brian Dozier that ultimately led to nothing. They refused to give up more than De Leon for Dozier but have landed Forsythe for De Leon straight up in a deal that makes sense for both sides. Forsythe has batted .273/.347/.444 over the last two seasons and is under team control for $15.5 million through 2018.
Jan 23 - 7:06 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Dodgers and Rays are "deep into discussions" on a trade that would send Logan Forsythe to Los Angeles.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the Rays will be getting Jose DeLeon for Forsythe and that the trade should be announced soon. It will be the second time Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has traded for Forsythe, as he was with the Rays when they acquired him from the Padres. Forsythe has batted .273/.347/.444 over the last two seasons and is under team control for $15.5 million through 2018.
Jan 23 - 6:49 PM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have interest in Logan Forsythe.

Forsythe would fit in nicely at second base, where the Dodgers now have an opening with both Chase Utley and Howie Kendrick no longer around. Worth noting is that president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is the one who dealt for Forsythe when he was with the Rays and he also reportedly had interest in him at this past season's trade deadline. Forsythe is under team control through 2018.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Logan Forsythe is absent from the Rays starting lineup on Friday.

Manager Kevin Cash indicated that Forsythe has been pushing himself very hard lately and that it's just a regular day of rest. Expect to see him back in there for the final two games of the season this weekend.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Logan Forsythe hit his 20th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

He got there in legitimate fashion, taking all-everything closer Craig Kimbrel deep for a solo shot in the ninth inning. It's the first time in Forsythe's career that he's hit 20 homers in a season. The 29-year-old is batting .274/.344/.464 with 52 RBI, 75 runs scored and six steals to date.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Logan Forsythe is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Alexei Ramirez will occupy second base.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Alex Wood
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Yimi Garcia
11Brandon Morrow