The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired All-Star relievers Danys Baez and Lance Carter from Tampa Bay for two pitching prospects Saturday, strengthening their bullpen while closer Eric Gagne works his way back from elbow surgery. The Dodgers sent right-hander Edwin Jackson and minor league lefty Chuck Tiffany to the Devil Rays in the deal. Los Angeles also gets a minor league player to be named. Baez went 5-4 with a 2.86 ERA and a career-best 41 saves last season, earning a spot on the AL All-Star team. He has 96 saves the past three years but will almost surely be used as a setup man in Los Angeles if Gagne is completely healthy. One of baseball's best closers, Gagne underwent season-ending surgery on his pitching elbow in June. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the right-hander is expected back in time for spring training, but the team now has another proven closer to call on just in case. "The bullpen is a key piece and I feel we've added to it," Colletti said. "I'll take two great closers any day of the week."
Dodgers Grab Baez From Devil Rays