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Dodgers Complete Three-Team, 13-Player Deal With Marlins, Braves



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The Dodgers officially announced a deal with the Miami Marlins, acquiring starting pitcher Mat Latos, first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse and cash considerations in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham and Kevin Guzman.

The Dodgers then officially announced a separate deal with the Atlanta Braves, acquiring starting pitcher Alex Wood, right-handed relief pitcher Jim Johnson, left-handed relief pitcher Luis Avilan, minor league infielder Jose Peraza, right-handed starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo and cash considerations from Atlanta in exchange for infielder Hector Olivera, left-handed relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez and minor league right-handed pitcher Zach Bird.

The Marlins also traded a competitive balance draft pick to the Braves.

Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, 3.35 FIP and 79 strikeouts in 16 starts (88.1 IP) for the Marlins, but had a 1.80 ERA in three July starts. He also has gone 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA against the NL West this season. He will be a free agent after this season. Morse is hitting just .214 this season with four home runs and 12 RBIs. He missed some time with finger and back issues, and hit two of his four home runs in July.

Wood is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA, 3.39 FIP and 90 strikeouts in 20 starts (119.1 IP) this season. He is 24 and in his third season in the Majors. The Dodgers will have him under team control until after the 2019 season. Arroyo has yet to pitch this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. He may be able to pitch again this season. If not, he is signed through 2016 with a $4.5 million buyout.

Johnson had nine saves with a 2.25 ERA, 3.18 FIP and 33 strikeouts in 49 appearances (48 IP) this season. He saved at least 50 games in consecutive years for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012-2013. The 32-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the year. Avilan has a 3.58 ERA, 3.60 FIP and 31 strikeouts in 50 appearances (37.2 IP). The 26-year-old is under team control until after 2018.

Finally, Peraza is a top-30 prospect that can play shortstop or second base. In Triple-A this year, he is hitting .294 with 10 doubles, seven triples and 26 stolen bases.

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Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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