Blake to the Dodgers in the works
The Indians and Dodgers are believed to be working out a trade involving Casey Blake, MLB.com has learned.
Blake is expected to go to Los Angeles in exchange for Triple-A right-hander Jon Meloan and Class A catcher Carlos Santana (no, not the guitar player). This deal is not yet official but could be in a matter of hours.
Meloan is 5-10 with a 4.97 ERA in 21 games, including 20 starts, at Las Vegas this season. He was converted to starting work this year. Last year, at Double-A Jacksonville and Las Vegas, he was a combined 7-2, 2.03 ERA and 20 saves in 49 relief appearances.
Santana is a switch-hitting catcher batting .323 with 34 doubles, 14 homers, 96 RBIs, 69 walks and 59 strikeouts at Inland Empire.
More info will be posted on the site soon.