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Ex-Rays closer Rodney traded to Marlins

ATLANTA — The Marlins acquired former Rays closer Fernando Rodney from San Diego on Thursday to bolster their bullpen for the NL wild-card chase.

Miami's A.J. Ramos has converted 33 save chances since last season, so Rodney might be a setup man. But manager Don Mattingly wouldn't elaborate.

Miami sent minor-league RHP Chris Paddack to the Padres. Rodney, 39, joins his seventh team and sixth since 2011. He has 17 saves with 0.31 ERA in 28 games this year.

Prospect loses eye: Phillies minor-league LHP Matt Imhof lost his right eye days after a freak accident. Imhof, 22, with Single-A Clearwater in the Florida State League, said in an Instagram post that he had surgery Tuesday to remove the eye. He said the first operation couldn't restore his vision and he opted to have a prosthetic put in. He didn't say if he planned to continue playing baseball. Imhof was hurt after a game Friday when a piece of metal broke off an exercise machine and hit him in the head and eye.

Braves-Dodgers deal: The Dodgers acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Braves as well as minor-league OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named and cash considerations from Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Caleb Dirks.

Dodgers: Ace Clayton Kershaw had an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will go on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts said. … CF Joc Pederson was out for the second consecutive day after suffering a bruised AC joint when he crashed into the outfield wall while making a spectacular catch in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game.

Mets: RF Curtis Granderson sat out with a right calf strain and is expected to miss at least a couple more games.

White Sox: LF Melky Cabrera (sprained right wrist) missed his second straight game. He's expected to sit out at least one more day.

Yankees: CC Sabathia's next start was pushed back a day so he won't have to bat and run the bases in an interleague series at San Diego. The Yankees will call up Chad Green from Triple-A to pitch Sunday against the Padres. Sabathia will start Monday against the White Sox.

Ex-Rays closer Rodney traded to Marlins 06/30/16 [Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:56pm]
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