Monday, August 01, 2011

Dee Gordon Called Up Sunday, Just In Time For Kids Run The Bases

Dodgers complete Furcal deal with Cards; Outfielder Castellanos heads to LA, shortstop Gordon called up

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers confirmed on Sunday morning the trade of veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal to the St. Louis Cardinals.

In return, the Cardinals will pay about $1.38 million of the remaining $4.8 million on Furcal's salary and send Double-A outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Dodgers.

The move allows the Dodgers to replace Furcal with top shortstop prospect Dee Gordon, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and ranks as the No. 25 prospect in baseball, according to

More on Furcal's departure later...