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Dodgers designated RHP Brandon Beachy for assignment.

The Dodgers were forced to cut a few very talented players as a result of Thursday's massive 13-player three-team trade. Beachy should attract interest from several clubs, and the Dodgers could flip him in another trade shortly.
Jul 30 - 8:26 PM

Dodgers transferred RHP Chris Hatcher to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed physically for Hatcher, who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Ranco Cucamonga. This was merely done as a procedural move to create a spot on the team's 40-man roster for one of the team's many new additions.
Jul 30 - 7:41 PM

Dodgers designated 1B Michael Morse for assignment.

Morse was acquired on Thursday as part of the massive 13-player, three-team trade with the Marlins and Braves, but it's clear that he was just a salary dump. The 33-year-old is unlikely to attract much interest on waivers.
Jul 30 - 7:34 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Alex Wood from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

There had been some thought that the Dodgers would try to flip Wood to the Tigers in a package for David Price, but Price is already on his way to Toronto. Wood will now simply join the starting rotation in Los Angeles behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson, and fellow newbie Mat Latos. The 24-year-old southpaw had a 3.54 ERA and 90/36 K/BB ratio through 119 1/3 innings this season with Atlanta. He was tremendous last season.
Jul 30 - 4:41 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Mat Latos from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Olivera is going to the Braves along with Paco Rodriguez and Zachary Bird. Latos isn't quite a Cole Hamels, Johnny Cueto, or David Price type of catch for the Dodgers, but he boasts a 2.96 ERA and 43/9 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings since returning in mid-June from a knee injury. It might be a sneaky-good pickup for Los Angeles.
Jul 30 - 4:38 PM

Dodgers acquired 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Mat Latos trade.

Morse doesn't fit all that well on the Dodgers' current roster and it seems possible that they might turn around and designate him for assignment to clear room for some of the other players they acquired in this massive swap. Morse, 33, was batting just .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances this season for Miami.
Jul 30 - 4:34 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Bronson Arroyo from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Atlanta acquired Arroyo from the Diamondbacks on June 20, but he'll leave the organization without throwing a single pitch in a Braves uniform. The veteran right-hander underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and probably isn't going to be back near full strength until late August or early September. It's a salary dump for Atlanta: Arroyo is making $9.5 million this season and carries a $4.5 million buyout on his option for 2016.
Jul 30 - 4:30 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Jim Johnson from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Johnson had been serving as the Braves' closer for the past month-plus and was doing very well in that role. He'll enter the Dodgers' bullpen sitting on a strong 2.25 season ERA. Arodys Vizcaino appears likely to take over ninth-inning duties for the Braves.
Jul 30 - 4:27 PM

Dodgers acquired UTIL Jose Peraza from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Peraza entered the 2015 season as a consensus top-100 prospect, but some of that shine has worn off. As of Thursday's official trade announcement, he was batting just .294/.318/.379 in 96 games at Triple-A Gwinnett. The 21-year-old has played second base, shortstop, and center field in the minor leagues.
Jul 30 - 4:24 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Luis Avilan from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

Avilan had registered a cool 3.58 ERA, 1.195 WHIP, and 31/10 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings this season for the Braves. The 26-year-old left-hander should be a nice addition to the Dodgers' bullpen for the stretch run.
Jul 30 - 4:16 PM

Scott Van Slyke (neck) drew a walk and scored a run in the later innings of Wednesday's game.

Van Slyke hasn't started a game since hurting his neck in a cab ride on Saturday in New York. But it's not a major issue. He should be available for any role Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off-day.
Jul 30 - 8:58 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-7 come-from-behind triumph over the A's.

The homer off Jessie Chavez was his seventh of the season. For Puig, the big game could not have come at a better time, as his name is currently being batted around the rumor mill. He's having a down year, slashing .254/.326/.433, but it'd be a surprise to see LA's sharp brass sell low on a world-class talent under team control cheaply through 2019. We'll see.
Jul 30 - 1:51 AM

Mike Bolsinger yielded two runs on eight hits in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the A's.

Moved up to start after ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched due to a sore hip, Bolsinger struck out three and walked three in a pedestrian performance. Bolsinger, who entered 5-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts, is no doubt hoping the Dodgers' rumored trades for starting pitching don't knock him out of the rotation.
Jul 30 - 1:41 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Jose Peraza would head to the Dodgers in the rumored three-team deal with the Marlins.

As it currently stands, the Dodgers would receive Peraza, Alex Wood and Jim Johnson from the Braves plus Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins. The Braves would receive Hector Olivera, Zach Bird and a compensation pick, while the Marlins would acquire three low-level minor league pitchers. There are still hurdles to clear, so don't expect anything to be finalized until Thursday at the earliest.
Jul 29 - 9:54 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Alex Wood and Jim Johnson could be on their way to the Dodgers as part of a three team deal with the Marlins.

The Braves would be receiving at least Michael Morse and a compensation pick from the Marlins in the deal that would send Mat Latos to the Dodgers. This one appears to be gaining traction and a deal could be finalized before the night is through.
Jul 29 - 8:54 PM


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