Dodgers release Alex Guerrero, making him a free agent.

The Dodgers formally released Alex Guerrero Wednesday, making him a free agent. Ten days had passed since the Dodgers designated him for assignment.

Should Guerrero sign with a new team, the Dodgers would still be responsible for his $7.5 million salary this year and next. He’s still owed a pro-rated portion of $5 million this season; his salary this year and next includes a $2.5 million signing bonus due on Jan. 15 each year.

Guerrero, 29, injured his knee in spring training this year and hasn’t appeared in a major league game since. In 117 games with the Dodgers from 2014-15, Guerrero slashed .224/.251/.434. The former National League Rookie of the Month signed a four-year, $28 million as a free agent out of Cuba prior to the 2014 season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.