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Dodgers send cash to Twins to complete Kevin Correia trade

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday confirmed that the trade for Kevin Correia was completed by sending cash to the Twins. The Dodgers acquired Correia on Aug. 9 for a player to be named later or cash. The amount was undisclosed.

Correia got off to a good start with his new team, allowing one run in six innings in a win in Atlanta in his first start with the Dodgers on Aug. 11. But it was all downhill after that.

He put up an 8.03 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 24⅔ innings, with 18 strikeouts and eight walks. Correia was knocked out of the rotation after just three starts, and suffered three losses in relief, all in extra-inning games.

Correia was one of three acquisitions in July and August by the Dodgers, along with infielder Darwin Barney and pitcher Roberto Hernandez. In those trades, also involving players to be named later or cash, players were sent in the deal. Right-hander Jonathan Martinez was traded to the Cubs for Barney, with infielder Jesmuel Valentin and pitcher Victor Arano sent to the Phillies for Hernandez.

Acquiring Correia was the final major league trade made by Ned Colletti as Dodgers general manager.