Update 10/11: The Dodgers completed the August 31st trade that brought Jon Garland to Los Angeles. Tony Abreu was officially announced as the player to be named later. Abreu figures to benefit immediately, as he could find his way in the starting lineup for Arizona next season.
Update 9/1: MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert is tweeting that the PTBNL may be Tony Abreu. Due to the fact that Abreu would have to clear waivers in order to be traded, the two teams agree on the player and use the PTBNL rule as a loophole. Losing Abreu would be somewhat of a disappointment but it’s not like he has a shot of making it as a Dodgers regular anyway.
Jon Heyman is also reporting this evening that the Dodgers have just acquired Arizona starter Jon Garland. Garland one of the most durable starters in all of baseball, will add some much needed depth and innings to the Dodgers rotation. The D’backs will receive a player to be named in the deal. Colletti is getting done and he must have heard my cry for help after acquiring Belliard yesterday. Colletti has made a huge impact at the 9pm PST trade deadline this August, and has put three solid moves to help add some key pieces to the puzzle.