ATLANTA — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts touched on a few subjects in his pregame comments Tuesday from Turner Field, including starter Alex Wood, the catching rotation for the series, and Carl Crawford‘s impending rehab stint. (Crawford is here with the team today).
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves announced today that right-handed pitcher Williams Perez, who was scheduled to start the middle game of their three-game series against the Dodgers tomorrow, is starting tonight instead. He’ll be opposed by Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood.
The Dodgers will carry eight men in their bullpen for the foreseeable future and play the San Francisco Giants tonight with one fewer catcher than they had last week.
That means Adam Liberatore, who was recalled from Oklahoma City Thursday, will remain in the Dodgers bullpen as one of two left-handers along with veteran J.P. Howell. Manager Dave Roberts said he liked the idea of having two left-handed options against the San Francisco Giants and into next week against the Atlanta Braves as well. The Dodgers begin a three-game series in Atlanta on Tuesday.
A three-team, 13-player trade between the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins is done.
As reported yesterday, the Dodgers would receive starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Mike Morse from the Marlins, and pitchers Alex Wood, Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson, Bronson Arroyo and minor league utilityman Jose Peraza from the Braves.
Atlanta would receive minor league utilityman Hector Olivera from the Dodgers — who would reportedly pay all of the $62.5 million contract he signed in spring — as well as injured left-hander Paco Rodriguez, Single-A pitcher Zack Bird and a 2016 compensation-round draft pick from the Miami Marlins, currently 35th overall.
The Braves would reportedly pay some of Arroyo’s salary. The right-hander is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery in July 2014 and isn’t expected to pitch in a major league game until next year.
The Dodgers are on the verge of trading infielder Hector Olivera to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-team trade that would bring Marlins pitcher Mat Latos to Los Angeles, plus Alex Wood and a major league reliever from the Braves — possibly Jim Johnson or Luis Avilan — according to multiple reports Wednesday night:
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) July 30, 2015
hector olivera is being sicussed heavily in potential dodgers braves deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2015
The Braves have asked the Dodgers about Hector Olivera. He could also be involved if this three-team deal is completed.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 30, 2015
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 30, 2015
3-team deal (so far): ATL gets Olivera, MLB reliever, MiLB arm, Marlins comp pic; LAD gets Peraza, Wood, Avilan, Latos, Morse; MIA gets ?
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 30, 2015