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Dodgers designate Thompson for assignment

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have cut outfielder Trayce Thompson, the brother of NBA star Klay Thompson.

Thompson was competing for a spot in a crowded Los Angeles outfield that includes Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Joc Pederson and Andrew Toles. Out of minor league options, he was designated for assignment Tuesday by the defending NL champions to make room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Cory Mazzoni, who was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

The Dodgers have seven days to trade, release or send Thompson outright to the minors .

Elsewhere:

n The Washington Nationals have put second baseman Daniel Murphy and right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit on the 10-day disabled list.

n Infielder Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized a $24 million, five-year contract.

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