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Dodgers News: Team Acquires Justin Germano From Rangers



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The Los Angeles Dodgers may not have landed Jon Lester, David Price, or another frontline starter before the trade deadline, but they’ve remained active in the month of August.

A week after trading for Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Justin Germano, according to John Blake, Texas Rangers Vice President of Communications:

Germano was with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate and compiled a 4-13 record with a 4.51 ERA in 21 starts. The 32 year old debuted with the San Diego Padres in 2004 when he started five games and appeared in seven overall.

He then spent the 2005 season in the Minors before resurfacing for two games with the Cincinnati Reds in 2006. Germano pitched in two games for the Rangers this season and amassed a 11.81 ERA.

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After the brief sting, the Rangers designated the right-hander for assignment and he joined their Triple-A team after clearing waivers. Germano has spent part of nine seasons in the Majors and is 10-30 with a 5.40 ERA.

Germano’s best season in the Majors was in 2007 when he finished 7-10 with a 4.46 ERA in another season pitching for the Padres.

Although Germano could conceivably see time with the Dodgers at some point, he may be of use for the Isotopes, who just lost Stephen Fife to Tommy John surgery. Germano was drafted by the Padres in the 13th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
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