Miami, FL - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-hander Ricky Nolasco in a trade with the Miami Marlins.
The Dodgers sent minor league pitchers Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez to Miami in Saturday's deal. Los Angeles also received international signing bonus slot No. 96, which is valued at $197,000.
Nolasco made 18 starts for the Marlins this season, going 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA. The 30-year-old Southern California native is 81-72 with a 4.44 ERA in 213 games over eight seasons.
The Chicago Cubs originally selected Nolasco in the fourth round of the 2001 draft. He was acquired by the Marlins in 2005 and had been one of the most reliable arms for one of baseball's most frugal franchises ever since.
The Dodgers were playing at San Francisco on Saturday.