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Dodgers acquire Justin Ruggiano, Chris Heisey

The two right-handed hitters will join the Dodgers' major-league roster.

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The Dodgers made two minor moves to add some outfield depth before the waiver trade deadline, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners and Chris Heisey from the Blue Jays in final-hour trades. Both players were at Triple-A for their clubs, but will join the Dodgers' major-league roster due to expanded rosters in September.

Ruggiano, who was acquired in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, has spent most of his season at Triple-A Tacoma after being outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Mariners. He has hit .296/.385/.514 with ten homers in 49 games in the minors after posting a .214/.321/.357 line in 36 games in the majors.

Heisey, 30, has spent the bulk of his season with the Dodgers after being acquired from Cincinnati in an offseason trade, but has spent the last couple of weeks with the Jays' Triple-A affiliate after being released by Los Angeles and subsequently signed by Toronto. He was also acquired in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, and has hit .154./.353/.192 so far this season in the majors.

Both Ruggiano and Heisey are right-handed hitters who will provide some depth for Los Angeles with Yasiel Puig and Kike Hernandez on the disabled list during the stretch run. They join Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke, Alex Guerrero and Joc Pederson in a lefty-heavy outfield mix for the Dodgers.