Ricky Nolasco is finally coming home.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the right-hander and Southern California native from the Miami Marlins on Saturday in exchange for three minor league pitchers.
The Dodgers sent Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez to Miami in the deal. Los Angeles also received international signing bonus slot No. 96, which is valued at $197,000.
''It's somebody that can help us out,'' Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said after his team's 4-2 loss at San Francisco. ''He's an accomplished big league starter. We felt that we needed to add a starter at this point in the season. We had conversations with (Miami) going back a few days, actually about a week now, and we continued down that path until we got it done.''
Nolasco made 18 starts for the Marlins this season, going 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA. The 30-year-old Nolasco is 81-72 with a 4.44 ERA in 213 games over eight seasons.
He ends his tenure with the Marlin...