The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have acquired right-handed hitting outfielder Brady Clark and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Elmer Dessens, according to Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti.
"Brady is a very versatile outfielder who will add depth to our club," said Colletti. "He’s shown that he can hit and that he can play all three outfield positions well. His character and work ethic will only add to the positive atmosphere in the clubhouse."
Brady Clark will be the fourth outfielder, the fact that he is right-handed was very important, since Jason Repko is facing season ending surgery. This trade will allow the Dodgers to keep young Matt Kemp (who also hits from the right side) and James Loney playing everyday in Las Vegas until they are need back in LA.
Look at the Brady Clark deal as nothing more than a quick fix. Clark remains a weak-hitting journeyman player at this point in his career. He will help the Dodgers more than he will your fantasy team. He should be avoided at draft time.