Thursday August 7th, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies for two players to be named later or cash, the Dodgers announced Thursday. 

Hernandez is 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA in 121 innings this season. In his nine-year career, Hernandez has played for the Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, with whom he made the AL All-Star team in 2010. In 2007, he finished fourth in AL Cy Young voting after going 19-8 with a 3.06 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 215 innings. 

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Hernandez will join a Dodgers pitching staff that lost Paul Maholm to a torn ACL last week, but still features Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Josh Beckett and Dan Haren

The Dodgers are 65-50 and lead the San Francisco Giants by 2.5 games in the NL West entering play on Aug. 7.  -- Alex Hampl


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