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Dodgers acquire Justin Germano from Rangers

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday acquired more veteran pitching depth, though this time at the minor league level. The club has acquired right-hander Justin Germano from the Rangers for future considerations, Texas announced on Friday.

Germano, 32, was 4-13 with a 4.51 ERA in 21 starts with Triple-A Round Rock this season, with 82 strikeouts and 22 walks in 131⅔ innings. He last pitched on Sunday, allowing five runs in six innings in Nashville.

He made a brief stop with the Rangers in May but got battered in two relief appearances to the tune of seven runs and eight hits in 5⅓ innings, with three walks and three strikeouts. Germano was designated for assignment by Texas on May 14, then cleared waivers and was outrighted back to Triple-A. He is not on the 40-man roster.

Germano, who was born in Pasadena and went to Claremont High School, was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

In parts of nine major league seasons Germano is 10-30 with a 5.40 ERA in 330 innings, including 48 starts and 48 relief appearances. He has played for seven different teams: the Padres, Reds, Indians, Cubs, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rangers.