The Dodgers acquired a starting pitcher from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, but it wasn’t Cliff Lee.
They instead traded for Joe Blanton. The Dodgers will send the Phillies a player to be named later.
Blanton, 31, figures to move into the Dodgers rotation and replace rookie Stephen Fife.
Blanton is 8-9 with a 4.59 earned-run average this season. His 22 home runs allowed are tied for most in the National League with Mike Minor of the Atlanta Braves.