Dodgers make another move, acquire Octavio Dotel
Dotel, 36, saved 21 games for the Pirates, posting a 4.28 earned-run average in 41 appearances.
To acquire Dotel, the Dodgers gave up right-hander James McDonald and minor-league outfielder Andrew Lambo. Once considered the Dodgers' top hitting prospect, Lambo was suspended for 50 games this year for testing positive for a drug of abuse for the second time.
The Dodgers received $500,000 from the Pirates to cover about half of Dotel's remaining salary.
Dotel could turn out to be a rental. He is on a one-year contract that will pay him $3.25 million this year. Because Dotel was traded, the $4.5-million club option for 2011 in his contract became a mutual option.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: Octavio Dotel. Credit: Duane Burleson / Associated Press