Friday, July 31, 2009
Quiet Deadline for Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers made no significant moves today as the non-waiver trade deadline came and went. While there were stories coming out that linked LA to San Diego's Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez, the only transaction completed was purely to make room on the roster for George Sherrill. LA traded Claudio Vargas to Milwaukee in exchange for minor-league catcher Vinny Rottino. Vargas was a candidate for the fifth-starter slot early in Spring Training, but had to start the season on the disabled list. He was activated in early July, and in eight appearances he put together an ERA of 1.64. Rottino will be sent to Double-A Chattanooga.