Dodgers acquire Kendrick, Rollins

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield.

In a flurry of moves late, the Dodgers dealt All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren, infielder Miguel Rojas and a player to be named or cash to the Miami Marlins as part of a seven-player trade for left-hander Andrew Heaney, right-hander Chris Hatcher, infielder Kike Hernandez and catcher Austin Barnes.

The Dodgers then sent Heaney, considered one of baseball’s top pitching prospects, to the Angels for Kendrick.

Friedman wouldn’t say how close he was to finalizing a trade for Rollins or a $48 million, four-year contract with free-agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

Pirates trade for Phils’ RP Bastardo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league lefty Joely Rodriguez.

The 29-year-old Bastardo went 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this year with the Phillies. He struck out 81 and walked 34 in 64 innings. In six big league seasons ”“ all with the Phillies ”“ he is 20-18 with a 3.72 ERA. He has 324 strikeouts in 259 innings.

The Pirates were searching for left-handed bullpen help after sending Justin Wilson to the New York Yankees for catcher Francisco Cervelli last month.

Bastardo made $2 million this year and is the 12th Pirates player that is arbitration eligible. He can be a free agent after next season.

Astros add to bullpen

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros have bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to an $18.5 million, three-year contract with Luke Gregerson and a $12.5 million, two-year deal with Pat Neshek, people familiar with the negotiations said.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals with the right-handers were subject to physicals.



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