The Dodgers and Marlins finally completed the long awaited deal that will send Ricky Nolasco to LA while the Marlins will acquire a package of prospects headlined by Josh Wall.
Since the Dodgers are picking up all of Nolasco’s remaining salary, the Marlins have settled for a lesser package of prospects. So far this season, Nolasco is 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA and will slide into the fourth spot in the rotation.
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported that the deal was complete:
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 7, 2013
Along with Nolasco, the Dodgers will receive international bonus money, something that has become a priority in their last two trades. With their signings of Yasiel Puig from Cuba and Hyun-Jin Ryu from Korea, the Dodgers international scouting department is being given many resources.
Among the three prospects, Wall is the only one that has made it to the major league level as he pitched in six games this season and has a less than impressive 18.00 ERa.
Regardless, the Dodgers beat out fellow NL West teams and the Texas Rangers for Nolasco’s services as they definitely upgraded their rotation without giving up much.