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MLB notebook: Dodgers acquire reliever Hernandez from Phillies

| Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

• The Dodgers acquired right-hander Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies in a trade for two players to be named later or cash considerations. Hernandez, 33, is 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA in his first season with the Phillies, who signed him to a one-year, $4.5 million deal last December.

• The Red Sox scratched David Ortiz from the lineup against the Cardinals because of concerns about wet grounds after daylong rains. Mike Napoli replaced Ortiz at first base and batted fourth Thursday night.

• Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will be out until at least September with a left oblique strain, an injury that ended his return to the lineup after just three innings. Lawrie, who is batting .247 with 12 homers and 38 RBIs, had just come back after missing more than a month with a broken right index finger.

• The Angels acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano in a trade with the Indians. Pestano spent time with Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus this season. He went 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 games with the Indians.

• The Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field, a move that team officials said will improve the fan experience but will reduce capacity at the ballpark by about 5,000 seats. The changes will include a new two-story bar and an expanded section for children.

— AP

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