LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and Braves officially announced the six-player trade that has dominated our news cycle for most of the last 30 hours. The trade is as follows:
Juan Uribe and Chris Withrow go to the Braves. Withrow is on the 60-day disabled list, recovering from Tommy John surgery he had in June 2014.
The Dodgers get infielder Alberto Callaspo plus pitchers Ian Thomas, Eric Stults and Juan Jaime.
The Dodgers designated Stults for assignment. He is making $2 million this season, so with 131 days remaining in the season the Dodgers are on the hook for approximately $1,431,694 for the rest of the season.
Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Jaime - who is not on the 40-man roster - was assigned to extended spring training. We will find out more information this afternoon but my guess is either the Dodgers will work on some mechanical fixes for Jaime, who has nine walks and seven strikeouts in his 30 minor league batters faced this season, or they will try to convert him back to starting, something he hasn't done since 2009.
Callaspo will be in uniform for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against his old team, wearing No. 5. Uribe's old number. Ice cold.
The Dodgers will save roughly $1.75 million in salaries in the trade, and factoring in their 40-percent luxury tax status the savings are roughly $2.45 million. Callaspo was also paid to accept the deal after initially rejecting it, though that money was paid by the Braves, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Alberto Callaspo, 7-for-53, got a stipend to OK the deal to L.A.. less than 3 weeks before June 15— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 27, 2015
callaspo was paid 100K as inducement to accept trade from braves. @pgammo 1st mentioned a stipend— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 27, 2015
The Dodgers in a separate move also recalled outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated Sergio Santos for assignment, clearing the extra spot needed for this trade to go through. More on that move in a moment.
Juan Uribe bobblehead night, scheduled for July 11 at Dodger Stadium, will go on as planned. Jon Weisman has more at Dodger Insider.