The six-player Juan Uribe trade is official.

Juan Uribe

Juan Uribe is tagged out sliding into third base in the seventh inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium, a 6-3 Dodgers win over the Atlanta Braves. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


The Dodgers have traded Juan Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow to the Atlanta Braves for Alberto Callaspo, Eric Stults, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime. The trade became official Wednesday afternoon once the terms were approved by the commissioner’s office.

The terms of the deal were the same as reported last night.

Stults was designated for assignment, ending his second tenure as a Dodger before it really began. Jaime was sent to extended spring training and Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Only Callaspo joins the Dodgers’ active roster — wearing number 5, Uribe’s old number.

In an unrelated move, pitcher Sergio Santos was designated for assignment (thus clearing a 40-man roster spot for Thomas). Outfielder Chris Heisey was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and is expected to be in uniform for the Dodgers tonight.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is expected to discuss the trade prior to today’s game — against the Braves, so Uribe and Callaspo could be in opposite lineups at Dodger Stadium tonight.

Hyun-Jin Ryu has his left shoulder labrum repaired, won’t return until 2016. Update.

SAN FRANCISCO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is out of shoulder surgery and the results matched the expectations. The left-hander needed a repair of his left labrum and will not pitch again until 2016.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

“It went as well as could be expected,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “They felt he could be ready to pitch next year, in spring training.

Ryu, 28, faced a bleak outlook after being unable to throw off a mound since his last bullpen session May 1. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Tuesday the possibility of surgery only came up in recent days.

“Stan (Conte, the Dodgers’ head athletic trainer) was optimistic and upbeat about it being as good as it could possibly be,” Mattingly said. “For someone who had to have surgery, it sounded like it was a really good result.”

Update (1 p.m.): The Dodgers’ press release announcing the surgery contained no new information. Ryu’s final diagnosis was a torn labrum.

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to have shoulder surgery Thursday. Update.

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

The team did not offer further details on the specific nature of the surgery because it won’t be known until tomorrow. That includes both the type of procedure and the timetable for recovery.

Still, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that he doesn’t anticipate Ryu will be back before the season ends. Here’s more from the manager:


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