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Los Angeles Dodgers Aquire Jim Thome and Jon Garland

In two separate deals, the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome and pitcher Jon Garland, according to the team on Monday just minutes prior to the deadline for postseason eligibility.

Thome, of the Chicago White Sox, cleared waivers and will be eligible to play for Los Angeles in the postseason, according to the L.A. Times. Thome was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league infielder Justin Fuller and cash. Fuller, 26, is currently hitting .254 in the minors.

Thome is hitting .249/.372/.493 this season for the White Sox for an OPS of .864, more than 100 points better than Dodgers first baseman James Loney's .738. Thome, 39, has 564 career home runs but hasn't played first base since 2007. He'll likely be ...

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