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Dodgers acquire Kevin Correia from Twins

The right-hander joins Roberto Hernandez as depth additions for the Dodgers this week.

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The Dodgers have acquired right-hander Kevin Correia from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team announcement.

Correia is the second veteran starter to be sent to the Dodgers in the last four days, joining Roberto Hernandez, who was acquired from the Phillies on Thursday. He will provide depth for Los Angeles in the wake of Josh Beckett's hip injury, and could work out of the bullpen behind Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw, Zach Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dan Haren.

Correia, who turns 34 in August, is 5-13 with a 4.94 ERA in 23 starts for the Twins this season. Despite his struggles, he still drew some trade interest in advance of last month's non-waiver trade deadline. He is a free agent after the season, meaning that the potential player to be named later in the deal is probably a low-level minor leaguer due to the fact that Correia is only a rental for a month and a half.

In twelve major league seasons with the Giants (2003-2008), Padres (2009-2010), Pirates (2011-2012) and Twins (2013-2014), Correia has a lifetime 74-91 record and 4.53 ERA. His best season came in 2011 with Pittsburgh, when he was named to the NL All-Star team en route to a 12-11 record and 4.79 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts).