Dodgers add INF Gyorko, LHP Kolarek at trade deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko, international cap space and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Tony Cingrani and Jeffrey Abreu at Wednesday’s trade deadline.

Gyorko is currently on the 60-day injured list, although he’s expected back soon. He’s struggled offensively in the 38 games he’s been available this season, hitting .198 with two home runs and seven RBIs.

Gyorko goes from one division leader in St. Louis to another in Los Angeles. The Dodgers own a 15-game lead in the NL West.

The 30-year-old infielder has spent parts of seven seasons with San Diego and St. Louis. Gyorko has a .246 career average with 112 homers and 351 RBIs. Over the past three seasons with the Cardinals, he’s hit .259 with 61 homers.

Cingrani is out for the season after undergoing left shoulder surgery on June 5. The 29-year-old left-hander was acquired by the Dodgers from Cincinnati at the trade deadline in July 2017 and was 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA as a reliever in 52 games for Los Angeles.

Abreu is 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in six games (two starts) for the Arizona League Dodgers. The 19-year-old right-hander was in his second season with the Dodgers.

In another deal, the Dodgers acquired pitcher Adam Kolarek from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Niko Hulsizer.

Kolarek was 5-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 54 games for the Rays. The 30-year-old left-hander is a combined 6-3 with a 4.19 ERA in parts of three major league seasons. He was originally drafted by the New York Mets in 2010.

Hulsizer hit .265 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs while splitting this season between Single-A Great Lakes and High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The 22-year-old outfielder was in his second season with the Dodgers organization after being drafted last year by the franchise.