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Dodgers Add Clark To Outfield

Jim Callis -

With Jason Repko lost indefinitely with a hamstring injury that may require surgery, the Dodgers needed a righthanded hitter capable of playing all three outfield spots. They found one Monday, getting Brady Clark from the Brewers in a deal for Elmer Dessens. Milwaukee also gave Los Angeles $2.1 million to cover the difference in salaries between Clark ($3.8 million) and Dessens ($1.7 million).

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Royals Find Alternative At Shortstop

Jim Callis -

Dissatisfied with the declining play of former American League rookie of the year Angel Berroa, the Royals have sought another option at shortstop. They found one on Friday, with general manager Dayton Moore turning to his former club. Kansas City picked up Tony Pena Jr. from the Braves in exchange for minor league righthander Erik Cordier.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Reds Add Saarloos To Staff

Jim Callis -

The Reds can use some help at the back of their rotation and in middle relief, and they found some Tuesday. Cincinnati acquired Kirk Saarloos from the Athletics in exchange for Double-A reliever David Shafer. Both teams also will receive a player to be named later. July 13 update: The teams swapped minor league righthanders, with the Athletics receiving Julio Manon and the Reds getting Dan Denham to complete the trade.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Pirates Finally Get LaRoche

Jim Callis -

The Braves and Pirates finally completed a deal that had been discussed for months on Friday, with Adam LaRoche heading to Pittsburgh in exchange for Mike Gonzalez. Two prospects also changed hands, with shortstop Brent Lillibridge going to the Braves and outfielder Jamie Romak moving to the Pirates.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Rockies Pick Up Lopez For Rotation

Jim Callis -

The Orioles didn't want to go to arbitration with Rodrigo Lopez and the Rockies sought another veteran starting pitcher. So the teams turned a trade on Friday, with Colorado picking up Lopez in exchange for Double-A righthanded relievers Jim Miller and Jason Burch.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Johnson Returns To Diamondbacks

Jim Callis -

The Deal After two underwhelming seasons in the Bronx, Randy Johnson returned to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Yankees sent him back in exchange for Luis Vizcaino and three minor leaguers: righthanders Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson, and shortstop Alberto Gonzalez. New York also will pay $2 million of Johnson's 2007 salary.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Reds Add Conine To Bench

Jim Callis -

The Reds were looking for a righthanded hitter who could platoon with Scott Hatteberg at first base and also man the outfield corners. They got their man Thursday in Jeff Conine, who came over from the Phillies in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers, outfielder Javon Moran and third baseman Brad Key.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central