Dodgers acquire righty Germano from Rangers

Dodgers acquire righty Germano from Rangers

LOS ANGELES -- Seeking depth after a swarm of pitching injuries, the Dodgers on Friday acquired Minor League right-hander Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations and assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Germano, 32, has pitched in parts of nine big league seasons. This year he was 4-13 with a 4.51 ERA starting for Triple-A Round Rock, while making only two appearances for the Rangers.

Germano is the third pitcher the club has acquired this month after Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Correia. Hernandez has replaced the injured Josh Beckett in the rotation and Correia will step in if Hyun-Jin Ryu needs to miss a start. Otherwise, he will serve in long relief.

The Dodgers this year have lost for the season Chad Billingsley, Paul Maholm, Chris Withrow, Onelki Garcia, Stephen Fife and Ross Stripling. Beckett is probably lost for the season.

Relievers Chris Perez and Paco Rodriguez are on the disabled list, but expected back this season.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for Michael Lananna is an associate reporter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.