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Dodgers acquire Justin Germano from Rangers

Adding the 32-year-old right-hander to the organization bolsters the club's minor league pitching depth.


The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-hander Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations, according to Rangers' executive vice president of communications John Blake. Los Angeles will assign him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 32-year-old Germano has spent parts of nine seasons in the big leagues with the Padres, Indians, Rangers, Cubs, Reds, Blue Jays, and Red Sox, notching a career 75 ERA+, 4.71 FIP, and -2.1 WAR. He has pitched in two games for the Rangers this season, allowing seven runs in 5.1 innings pitched. In 21 starts at Triple-A Round Rock, he has a 4.51 ERA, 5.6 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9 in 131.2 innings pitched.

Germano's addition provides little more than organizational depth to a Dodgers club that has been hit hard with pitching injuries this season. The Dodgers are currently without Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm, Chad Billingsley, Onelki Garcia, Chris Perez, Chris Withrow, and Paco Rodriguez, all of whom are on the disabled list.