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Blake to Dodgers in the Works

A trade sending Indians third basemen to the Dodgers for two minor leaguers is almost completed, is reporting. According to ESPN, "The Indians were believed to be receiving minor league catcher Carlos Santana and right-handed pitcher Jon Meloan. Santana is hitting .323, with 14 homers, for Inland Empire, in the Class A California League. The hard-throwing Meloan is 5-10, with a 4.97 ERA, at Triple-A Las Vegas -- but has piled up 335 strikeouts in only 262 innings in his minor league career." While Blake was mostly being pursued as an outfielder, the Dodgers will likely stick him into their starting lineup at third base, giving them a reliable bat they can count on down the stretch in the tight NL West.

Update: The deal was done Saturday for Blake and cash, in exchange for the two minor leaguers.