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Gonzalez Germen was the player designated for assignment to make way for Martin.
262 in 34 games with the Rangers before being designated for assignment on Aug.
But with an overcrowded outfield, Jones was designated for assignment in January 2010 to make room for Eric Hinske.
McDonald was designated for assignment by Boston on Saturday.
Jason Giambi was designated for assignment by the A's, but his lack of defensive versatility likely will eliminate him from consideration by the Dodgers.
Noesi was designated for assignment by Seattle on April 4 after two relief appearances during the first week of the season.
First baseman-outfielder Jeff Bailey was designated for assignment.
The Dodgers are still interested in Juan Castro, the veteran utility infielder who was designated for assignment by Cincinnati last week, a source close to the situation said.