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Dodgers Bolster Bullpen, Trade Deadline Looms

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Post by Zack Jerome/Special to LAist

Intent on adding arms to a very tired bullpen, the Dodgers finalized a trade bringing them left-handed relief pitcher George Sherrill from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers Josh Bell and Steve Johnson. Sherrill, the Orioles All-Star closer, became available when the Orioles fell out of playoff contention sometime between Spring Training and Opening Day when it was confirmed the team was still in the AL East alongside the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays.

Sherrill will serve as setup man to fellow All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton, making the backend of the bullpen some tough customers. Sherrill should also bring some serious flair to the team with the way he wears his hat. Nicknamed “duckbill” by his former teammates, he should rival 4th outfielder Juan Pierre for flattest hat bill in the league.