ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers fortified the back end of their starting rotation Thursday by acquiring starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Dodgers will send two players to be named later and cash consideration for Hernandez, 33, who was 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA in 23 games (20 starts) for Philadelphia.
"Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year, particularly the last seven starts," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He has postseason experience and helps fortify the rotation down the stretch."
Colletti added: "There's another pitcher out there we're trying to get."
Hernandez, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, will replace Josh Beckett in the rotation. Beckett is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a left hip impingement and could miss the rest of the season.
Hernandez's best season came with the Cleveland Indians in 2007, when he went 19-8 with a 3.06 ERA. He was known then as Fausto Carmona, an assumed name that resulted in a suspension that cost him most of the 2012 season for falsifying his identity. It also was revealed that he was actually three years older than he said he was.