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Dodgers add veteran catcher Rod Barajas [Updated]

August 22, 2010 |  8:48 am

The Dodgers reinforced their thin catching corps Sunday by acquiring Rod Barajas from the New York Mets for cash considerations.

A 12-year veteran from Santa Fe Springs, Barajas was hitting .225 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Mets. He's a career .237 hitter who will turn 35 next month.

With Russell Martin out for the season, the Dodgers have been splitting time behind the plate between rookie A.J. Ellis and 41-year-old Brad Ausmus. The pair is hitting just .183 combined.

[Updated at 2:05 p.m.: Barajas is scheduled Tuesday to join the Dodgers in Milwaukee, at which time they plan to send Ellis back to triple-A Albuquerque. Dodgers Manager Joe Torre said Ellis would then be called back up when rosters can expand Sept. 1.

In another roster move prior to Sunday's game, the Dodgers activated right-hander Jeff Weaver from the disabled list. Weaver had gone on the DL on Aug. 3 with left knee tendinitis.

To make room for Weaver, the Dodgers placed reliever Travis Schlichting on the DL with a sore right shoulder. Schlichting appeared in one game since being called up Thursday, allowing a pair of runs in two-thirds of an inning Saturday.]

-- Kevin Baxter and Steve Dilbeck

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