MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves.
The move Thursday comes on the same day the Dodgers said ace Clayton Kershaw will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury
In the deal, the Dodgers also received minor league outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named and cash considerations from Atlanta for minor league pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Caleb Dirks.
Over his last five starts, Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 29 strikeouts and eight walks over 29 1/3 innings. Norris is in his eighth season and this year is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated left-hander Ian Thomas for assignment.
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