Trade: Dodgers reportedly acquire Casey Blake from Indians

Although no one in the organization will confirm it, the Dodgers are believed to have agreed in principle on a three-player trade with Cleveland — a scaled-down version of the earlier eight-player trade that would have brought CC Sabathia to Los Angeles. This one will bring third baseman Casey Blake to the Dodgers, along with cash considerations to cover the slightly more than $2 million he is still owed for the rest of the season. In return, the Indians get Jon Meloan, the fireballing reliever and potential closer who had a shaky debut for the Dodgers last September and hasn’t been back to the majors since, and Carlos Santana, one of the Dodgers’ many catching prospect and the one who is thought to be the farthest away from the majors. He is having an OUTSTANDING season at Single-A Inland Empire, but with Russell Martin a fixture in the majors and Lucas May a year ahead of Santana, Santana became expendable.

Blake will become the Dodgers’ everyday 3B. Not sure what this means for Andy LaRoche and Blake DeWitt, other than one of them is probably headed to Las Vegas. More as the day goes on.

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  • coach

    Yikes I think it s bad bandaid.. He’ hit well but he can only play 3b and 1b 11 errors 942 Fldg Avg and he is a two month rental. Meloan can start and Relieve he is only 24…Santana has torn it up…they could have gotten more considering what the Yanks Gave up for Nady and Martel. He is also 35

    In his ‘Coming out” la Roche was 3-12 2 Rbi no xb hits..
    DeWitt still is hitting above that although slumping has not made an error in 34 games and pinch hit a 2b the other night…I guess logic no longer prevails here it’w hose agent screams the most. That means is Dewey goes to Vegas LaRoche is Blake’ backup unless they deal him