Andrew Friedman isn’t alone in his love for now-Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe.

The Memphis, Tennessee, native has been with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2014. He blossomed into a versatile, above-average offensive piece in their lineup. After Monday’s deal, he’ll be asked to continue that success on the west coast.

The Rays’ trade of Forsythe for a rookie pitcher further signals a rebuild in central Florida. Forsythe’s former teammates expressed their gratitude of playing with him, as well as their disappointment in seeing him go.

From Rays Senior Vice President/General Manager Erik Neander:

“It’s a bittersweet day, though, as we part ways with Logan Forsythe in this trade. He’s not only a first-class player, but he’s also a great teammate and leader in the clubhouse. We will miss him, and we thank him for all he did as a Ray.”

Los Angeles should hold off on extending Logan Forsythe

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