Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 7/24/12
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You read that correctly. ESPN.com is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers have landed premier third baseman Hanley Ramirez and reliever Randy Choate for Nathan Eovaldi and minor leaguer Scott McGough. The All-Star third baseman will switch coasts as the Dodgers work Ramirez in the 4th year of his 6 year contract. This, almost needless to say, is a major upgrade to the Dodgers lineup, having him sit between Matt Kemp and Andre Either. With the trade deadline days away, pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Cole Hamels may have another reason to want to be a Dodger. Hanley will fill in as the Dodgers shortstop while Dee Gordon remains on the disabled list. Hanley doesn’t come without some issues, but the Dodgers remain confident that a change of venue will allow him to return to form.

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