Dodgers trade A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia.

The Dodgers have acquired catcher Carlos Ruiz and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for catcher A.J. Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Ellis was the Dodgers’ longest tenured player, a product of the same 2004 draft class that yielded Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley.

See what Ellis said today here, here and
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Ruiz, 37, had a .261 batting average in 48 games for the Phillies this season.

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Is this Yasiel Puig’s definition of a ‘team bonding activity’?

Yasiel Puig has been playing for Triple-A Oklahoma City for all of two days since he was demoted by the Dodgers at last week’s trade deadline.

Already, Puig has explored the boundaries of “team bonding.”

A sequence of videos posted to Puig’s Snapchat account, and uploaded to Twitter by user @RothOfKhan, show Puig yelling obscenities, listening to loud music, and drinking beer with a sizeable contingent of Oklahoma City Dodgers teammates.

Here are all the videos. They come with a not-suitable-for-work, strong language warning:

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Dodgers send Yasiel Puig, Josh Fields, Ross Stripling to minors. Update.

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Yasiel Puig is listed on the roster of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s website. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

With little ceremony, the Dodgers announced in a press release Tuesday that Yasiel Puig has been “sent to the minors.” Pitcher Josh Fields, who was on the roster of the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate when he was acquired yesterday, and pitcher Ross Stripling have also been sent to the minors. As we reported earlier today, Stripling is expected to join the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City tomorrow.

Updates (3:46 p.m.):

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Dodgers acquire Jesse Chavez from Toronto for Mike Bolsinger.

Jesse Chavez

New Dodgers pitcher Jesse Chavez went 7-15 for the Toronto Blue Jays as a starter in 2015, and 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA as a reliever in 2016. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez from the Toronto Blue Jays. Chavez, 32, has made 39 appearances out of the bullpen this season, going 1-2 with a 4.57 earned-run average.

The Dodgers are sending right-hander Mike Bolsinger to the Blue Jays. Toronto also sent cash considerations to the Dodgers. Chavez is owed $4 million this season, while Bolsinger was owed $515,000, close to the major league minimum.

Earlier Monday, the Dodgers acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick from the Oakland A’s for Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes.

Chavez is an alumnus of Miller High School in Fontana and Riverside City College.

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Dodgers trade Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes to A’s for Rich Hill, Josh Reddick.

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Josh Reddick has eight home runs and a .296 batting average for the A’s this year. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers have traded minor league pitchers Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes to the Oakland A’s for pitcher Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick.

The five-player swap is the Dodgers’ largest — and so far only — move on the day of baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. Trades must be completed by 1 p.m. Pacific Time.

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