Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have fortified their rotation for the playoffs by acquiring Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies.
In exchange, the Dodgers gave up two “lower-level minor leaguers.”
“Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year, particularly the last seven starts,” general manager Ned Colletti said. “He has postseason experience and helps fortify the rotation down the stretch.”
Hernandez, 33, is 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA in 23 appearances, 20 of them starts.
He will take the place of Josh Beckett as early as Friday as the latter is suffering from a torn labrum.
Hernandez, who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, is known for his hard sinker and has thrown at an average velocity of 92.5 mph this season.
The Dominican native is making $4.5 million this season and will be a free agent in November.
The Dodgers have one of the strongest trios of starters in the major leagues with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu .