Season in review about nothing: Chris Heisey, ‘The Nose Job.’

Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey batted .182 in 33 games for the Dodgers in 2015. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

This is Part 21 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Chris Heisey, OF

Key stats: .182/.347/.327, 15 walks, 17 strikeouts in 72 PA (33 games).

Seinfeld episode: “The Nose Job.” (Season 3, Episode 9)

Key quote: “Enough chatting, let’s play.”
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Chris Heisey elects free agency, 40-man roster down to 33.

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Chris Heisey, Justin Turner and Joc Pederson are silhouetted in a tunnel leading to Camelback Ranch during spring training. (Associated Press photo)

Outfielder Chris Heisey elected free agency on Friday.

Heisey, 30, shuffled back-and-forth to Triple-A Oklahama City often during his only season as a Dodger. In 33 major league games, Heisey batted .182 with two home runs and nine RBIs. He saw time at all three outfield positions.

Assuming the Dodgers don’t exercise the contract options of second baseman Chase Utley and pitcher Joel Peralta (they aren’t expected to), there will be 33 players listed on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, in addition to five pitchers (Bronson Arroyo, Lisalverto Bonilla, Brandon McCarthy, Josh Ravin and Hyun-Jin Ryu) on the 60-day disabled list.

Chris Heisey listened to beef between Kershaw and Mattingly

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Chris Heisey/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers


Chris Heisey was in the dugout Thursday afternoon when Clayton Kershaw engaged manager Don Mattingly in an animated discussion after Mattingly informed Kershaw he was coming out for a pinch-hitter leading off the bottom of the fifth inning.

Heisey hit a grand slam to cap off the six-run fifth, giving the Dodgers a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL West to least four pending the outcome of the night game between the second-place Giants and San Diego Padres.

Heisey listened in on the conversation between Kershaw and Mattingly. He loved it.

“I was intent on listening to what he (Kershaw) had to say,” Heisey said. “He’s the best pitcher in baseball and I love the fact that he didn’t want to come out of the game and I also respect the coaches for making the decision to get him out of there. We were down 3-0 and you get to save his arm a little bit. But you can’t ever argue with the competitive spirit he has. You want to play behind the guy and play with a guy that cares to be in a game.”

By the way, thanks to Heisey, Kershaw earned his 15th win.



Chris Heisey hits grand slam in six-run Dodgers fifth inning

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Chris Heisey/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers


The Dodgers scored six runs in the fifth inning Thursday afternoon, highlighted by a grand slam by Chris Heisey that went just inside the left-field foul pole.

That gave the Dodgers a 6-3 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks heading into the top of the sixth.

Dodgers promote Chris Heisey, designate Daniel Coulombe for assignment.

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SAN DIEGO — Chris Heisey was joking Sunday morning that he’s had “80 different teammates this season.” He added Alex Wood, Mat Latos, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan, Chase Utley and Justin Ruggiano on Sunday.

Heisey reconsidered his estimate.

“Probably more like 100,” he said.

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