Dodgers bol­ster pitch­ing as part of 13-player deal

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

AT­LANTA — The first-place Los An­ge­les Dodgers have bol­stered their pitch­ing staff, ac­quir­ing Mat Latos from the Mi­ami Mar­lins and Alex Wood, Jim John­son and Luis Avi­lan from the At­lanta Braves in a 13-player deal. The re­build­ing Braves also gave up top in­field prospect Jose Per­aza in Thurs­day’s trade, pay­ing a hefty price largely to land 30-year-old Cuban in­fielder Hec­tor Oliv­era at a steep dis­count. At­lanta also got left-handed re­liever Paco Ro­driguez and mi­nor league pitcher Zachary Bird from Los An­ge­les. Lead­ing the NL West by a half-game, the Dodgers ob­tained Latos and Wood for their ro­ta­tion. John­son and Avi­lan add bullpen depth. Los An­ge­les also ac­quired first base­man Michael Morse from Mi­ami and in­jured pitcher Bron­son Ar­royo from the Braves. Mi­ami got three mi­nor lea­guers from the Dodgers and sent a draft pick to At­lanta.

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