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.