The Dodgers announced they have claimed Mike Baxter off waivers from the Mets. To make room on the 40-man roster for Baxter L.A. designated fellow outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment.

Baxter 29 in December hit just .189/.303/.250 in 74 games for the Mets in 2013. In 2012 however Baxter slashed .263/.365/.413 with three homers in 211 plate appearances appearances. Baxter has significant experience playing in both left and right field.

Castellanos 27 has 24 big league games to his credit over the last two years with the Dodgers but spent the bulk of that time in Triple-A. In 199 games at Triple-A Albuquerque the outfielder hit .291/.382/.525. The Dodgers acquired Castellanos in July 2011 from the Cardinals for Rafael Furcal and cash.