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Dodgers acquire Ryan Madson

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The Dodgers went out and added yet another bullpen arm, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals. On the season, Madson is 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA.

August has been particularly rough for the 38-year-old. In 6 23 innings, he’s allowed seven runs. His ERA is the highest it’s been since 2006.

Last year, Madson saw one of the better seasons of his career. In the first-half with Oakland, he owned a 2.06 ERA with a 0.78 WHIP. After being traded mid-season to Washington, he was even better, posting a 1.37 ERA.

Hopefully for Madson and the Dodgers, he can recapture what has made him a successful pitcher throughout his career and help LA make a postseason push.

And yes, the Dodgers are able to remain under the luxury threshold.

To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Adam Liberatore was designated for assignment. The lefty struggled in Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, giving up 16 runs (10 earned) and 29 hits over 17 13 innings of work.

In exchange for Madson, the Dodgers sent minor-league pitcher Andrew Istler to the Nationals. The right-handed Istler, who turns 26 in mid-September, was drafted in the 23rd round by Los Angeles in 2015.