Dodgers designate four players for assignment to clear room for new acquisitions.

Brandon Beachy

Brandon Beachy allowed four runs in four innings against the Braves in his last start for the Dodgers. (Associated Press photo)

Pitcher Brandon Beachy, pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao, outfielder Chris Heisey and first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse have been designated for assignment in a flurry of moves designed to clear room on their 40-man roster following the three-team megatrade completed earlier today.

Beachy, Tsao and Heisey were all at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Morse was one of the players acquired in the trade that brought Alex Wood, Mat Latos, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan and minor league utilityman Jose Peraza to Los Angeles.

Per MLB rules, the Dodgers were required to amend their 40-man roster today. They won’t have to adjust their 25-man roster until the new players report, which could be as late as tomorrow afternoon.

The Dodgers play the Angels at 7 p.m. Friday. The non-waiver trade deadline is 1 p.m.

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Three-team trade between Dodgers, Braves, Marlins finalized.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood is 21-20 with a 3.10 ERA in three major league seasons, all with the Braves. He is one of the 13 players involved in a three-team trade that is nearing completion. (Getty Images)

A three-team, 13-player trade between the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins is done.

As reported yesterday, the Dodgers would receive starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Mike Morse from the Marlins, and pitchers Alex Wood, Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson, Bronson Arroyo and minor league utilityman Jose Peraza from the Braves.

Atlanta would receive minor league utilityman Hector Olivera from the Dodgers — who would reportedly pay all of the $62.5 million contract he signed in spring — as well as injured left-hander Paco Rodriguez, Single-A pitcher Zack Bird and a 2016 compensation-round draft pick from the Miami Marlins, currently 35th overall.

The Marlins would receive three minor league pitchers from the Dodgers: Jeff Brigham, Kevin Guzman and Victor Araujo, none of whom has advanced beyond high Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The Braves would reportedly pay some of Arroyo’s salary. The right-hander is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery in July 2014 and isn’t expected to pitch in a major league game until next year.

Reports: Hector Olivera, Atlanta Braves involved in Mat Latos/Mike Morse trade.

The Dodgers are on the verge of trading infielder Hector Olivera to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-team trade that would bring Marlins pitcher Mat Latos to Los Angeles, plus Alex Wood and a major league reliever from the Braves — possibly Jim Johnson or Luis Avilan — according to multiple reports Wednesday night:

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