The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco has been trade bait for pretty much this entire season for the fish. He has a 5-8 record in 18 starts this season while on a bad Marlins team, while maintaining a 3.85 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.22.
The deal was announced Saturday night where in return the Marlins received minor league pitchers Steven Ames, Josh Wall, and Angel Sanchez. All players are not considered to top prospects. The Dodgers will pick up whatever sum is left on Nolasco’s $11.5 salary – although it is unclear what the amount is for now.
It is expected that Nolasco will replace Chris Capuano in the rotation.
“Going to play for the Dodgers, the team that I have always rooted for, is a dream come true,” Nolaso, who is a southern California native. “The team is packed with talent and an ownership group that is committed to winning, and I’d like nothing more than to play a part in bringing a World Series back to L.A.”