Brewers acquired INF/OF Matt Long and LHP Jarret Martin from the Dodgers for C Shawn Zarraga.
None of the players are on a 40-man roster, so it's essentially a minor league trade. The Dodgers just acquired Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera deal. He is 27 years old and has yet to appear in a major league game, but Long has decent numbers at Triple-A.
Dodgers acquired INF-OF Matt Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera trade.
Butera was dealt to the Angels on December 9 for a player to be named later, and Long is that player. The 27-year-old Long can play all around the diamond defensively and he has a decent .279/.358/.442 batting line in 262 games at the Triple-A level.
Athletics designated RHP Fernando Rodriguez for assignment.
Oakland signed Rodriguez to a one-year deal on December 2, avoiding arbitration, but it was only worth around $100,000 more than the major league minimum. He got bumped from the A's 40-man roster Thursday to clear a spot for new left-hander Eury de la Rosa.
Athletics acquired LHP Eury de la Rosa from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
The 24-year-old left-hander was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks last week to clear a spot for one of the players Arizona brought back in the Wade Miley trade. He owns a 4.21 ERA in 51 1/3 major league innings but had promising numbers in 2014.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the holdup with the Matt Kemp trade is due to the physical revealing arthritis in both of Kemp's hips.
Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday morning that "everything is OK" and he is "just waiting on the final details" of the deal to be sorted out, but maybe this thing really will fall apart. Kemp is signed through 2019, and hip arthritis sounds like the type of ailment that is only going to get worse as he moves later into his 30s. Kemp was supposed to be headed to the Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin. Nightengale says the Friars are consulting medical experts.