The Rockies acquired a starting pitcher on Saturday -- one they have no intention of keeping.
The trade of catcher Ramon Hernandez to the Dodgers for right-hander Aaron Harang is the prelude to a second move, according to a major-league source.
Harang will be designated for assignment, the source said, giving the Rockies 10 days to move him.
For the Dodgers, the acquisition of Hernandez gives them protection in the event of an injury to one of their two current catchers, A.J Ellis and Tim Federowicz.
The trade of Harang, who is earning $7 million this season, also alleviated the Dodgers' logjam of starting pitchers.
The Rockies received $4.25 million from the Dodgers in the deal, according to CBSSports.com. Hernandez is earning $3.2 million.