Dodgers Trade for SP Roberto Hernandez
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday in exchange for two players to be named later.
The 33-year-old Hernandez, who used to go by the name Fausto Carmona, has thrown 121 innings this season, compiling a 6-8 record, 4.62 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 55 walks, and 75 strikeouts.
According to ESPN.com, Hernandez will take Josh Beckett's place in the rotation. Beckett has been pitching with a torn labrum in his hip.
"Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year, particularly the last seven starts," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He has postseason experience and helps fortify the rotation down the stretch."
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