He was going there anyway, but the interesting thing is that rather than simply being optioned (I BELIEVE he still has an option), he was waived, cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster. He didn’t play much last year, but he still was a contributor to the big-league club, batting .235 in 24 games. Once the Dodgers signed Brad Ausmus this winter, there wasn’t room for Ardoin. What this does is clear a 40-man spot, and the Dodgers are going to need to clear at least four of them if Jeff Weaver, Juan Castro and Doug Mientkiewicz all make the team because Will Ohman still needs one, too. If Eric Milton makes the club, they’ll need to clear a fifth spot, so it’s going to be an interesting few days between now and Sunday.