Dodgers acquire Jon Garland and Jim Thome
The Dodgers announced tonight that they acquired White Sox slugger Jim Thome (who has 23 home runs and 74 RBIs so far this season) for a player to be named later, and pitcher Jon Garland from the Arizona Diamondbacks, also for a player to be named later.
It was quite a funny sight to see Garland (8-11, 4.29 ERA) grinning broadly in the Diamondbacks dugout at Dodger Stadium tonight after he was told he is now a Dodger. Garland, a graduate of Kennedy High School in Granada Hills who went on to help the White Sox win a World Series, was still smiling as he left the dugout.
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-- Debbie Goffa