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Tom Windle, Zach Eflin reportedly headed to Phillies to complete Jimmy Rollins trade

Tom Windle is reportedly headed to Philadelphia as part of the Jimmy Rollins trade.
Tom Windle is reportedly headed to Philadelphia as part of the Jimmy Rollins trade.
Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Thursday still haven't finalized its acquisition of shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies, though that is expected relatively soon. But we have some idea of the return to Philadelphia in the deal, with pitchers Tom Windle and Zach Eflin headed to Philadelphia, per Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia.

Eflin was reported earlier by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports as possibly heading the the Phillies.

Both Windle and Eflin pitched in the California League in 2014.

Windle, who turns 23 in March, was 12-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 27 games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2014, including 26 starts. The left-hander struck out 111 in 139⅓ innings, with 44 walks.

The club picked Windle in the second round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Minnesota.

Eflin was acquired in the five-player trade that sent Matt Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal. The right-hander was 10-7 with a 3.80 ERA in Class-A Lake Elsinore, with 93 strikeouts and 31 walks in 128 innings. The Padres drafted Eflin with a supplemental first-round pick in 2012, No. 33 overall.

Neither the Rollins trade nor the Kemp trade have been officially announced, with physicals required and commissioner approval acquired in both trades because money is changing hands in both deals.

The Dodgers will also need to make at least one corresponding roster move, because these deals add three players to the 40-man roster — Grandal, Rollins, Joe Wieland — but remove only two — Kemp and Tim Federowicz.

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The club will also need to clear space once the Brandon McCarthy signing becomes official.

In other words, the Dodgers' moves aren't yet over. They are just getting started.