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:
Mat Latos has a 4-7 record and a 4.48 earned-run average for the Miami Marlins this season. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers are in the process of acquiring pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse from the Miami Marlins for three minor-league pitchers, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning.
The Dodgers are also reportedly getting a competitive-balance round pick from Miami. The Marlins have the fifth pick after the first round, currently number 35 overall.
In a swap of minor league pitchers, the Dodgers acquired left-hander Grant Dayton from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left-hander Chris Reed on Wednesday. Neither player was on his team’s 40-man roster at the time of the trade.
Dayton was 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 25 games for Triple-A New Orleans this season. The 27-year-old pitcher was selected by the Marlins in the 11th round of the 2010 first-year player draft.
Dayton will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Reed had been designated for assignment last Friday.
MIAMI >> A great thing happened on a couple fronts Sunday. Zack Greinke won a game, and the reporters who covered him were able to stop asking when he would ever win a game and put his season into context. The box score is here.
Before the game Don Mattingly openly questioned whether Yasiel Puig, who batted cleanup Sunday, would evolve as a hitter.
Prior to the game, it was reported that the Dodgers are interested in New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese.
Clayton Kershaw allowed three runs on two errors and a wild pitch on Saturday. (Associated Press photo)
MIAMI — The outfield at Marlins Park was an unforgiving place Saturday, and defense cost the Dodgers in a 3-2 loss. Clayton Kershaw didn’t get too hung up on an unfortunate factoid, that he’d never lost three straight games before in his career.
The box score is here.
The Giants’ win over the Rockies means the Dodgers are 1 game up in the National League West. The Dodgers have been in sole possession of first place 64 of the last 65 days.