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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dunn To Death: Fallout Of The Yet-Incomplete Maddux Trade

Reviewing the still-pending Greg Maddux trade, Ken Rosenthal is just now noticing that the Dodgers could have blocked the Adam Dunn trade, something Eric Enders picked up on immediately after the trade went down. I'm not sure it matters all that much except as a canary in the Dodgers' fiscal coal mine; do they not have the cash?

Rosenthal says the "Dodgers and Padres will divide the pitcher's remaining $2.3 million salary, one source says, though the exact split is not known."

Update: The Maddux deal is now said to be two PTBNLs or cash considerations, according to Ken Gurnick.

Update 2: Diamond Leung reports that Eric Stults has been optioned back to AAA Las Vegas, and Scott Proctor was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for Maddux, who will wear #36 (formerly on backup catcher Danny Ardoin's back). Maddux will make his first start in his second Dodgers stint on Friday, pushing Kershaw's next start to Saturday. Colletti confirmed that Kershaw (or Penny, but let's get real) may end up in the bullpen, as has been previously speculated. Lastly, James McDonald may get a callup at some point.

Update 3: Tony Jackson reports that Danny Ardoin's new number is #28, with still more on the particulars of the trade:

The Dodgers acquired Maddux from San Diego, along with what is believed to be about $1.3 million to cover slightly more than half of what remains of his $10 million salary for this season -- the Dodgers appear to be on the hook for roughly $900,000. The Padres get two Dodgers minor leaguers to be named, which they will select from an already agreed-upon pool of five players, or they can simply choose to take one player and recoup some of the money.

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