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Monday, August 18, 2008

Dodgers acquire Greg Maddux

Dodgers reach agreement to acquire veteran right-hander, a future Hall of Famer with 353 career wins, in a trade with San Diego. He also pitched for the team in 2006. The Dodgers today reached agreement with the San Diego Padres on a deal to acquire veteran pitcher Greg Maddux, according to a person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.Dodger spokesman Josh Rawitch and General Manager Ned Colletti said no deal was in place, and declined to say whether the club was even in discussions about Maddux. Major League Baseball forbids club officials from discussing possible trades involving players who have been placed on waivers.

It was not immediately known who would be sent to San Diego in exchange for Maddux, a future Hall of Famer who is 6-9 this season with a 3.99 earned-run average.He has 353 career victories. The Dodgers acquired him before the trade deadline in 2006 from the Chicago Cubs, and went on to reach the playoffs that year. Maddux, 42, signed after that season with the Padres. Maddux, whose salary this year is $10 million, was placed on waivers earlier this month and no team claimed him. Maddux is expected to arrive in time for Tuesday's game at Dodger Stadium against the Colorado Rockies. He probably will fill the rotation spot of Brad Penny, who was put on the disabled list last week because a shoulder injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season.

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