They give up on Jae Seo in a trade with the Devil Rays for sub-.500 veteran lefty Mark Hendrickson, who appears to have made a breakthrough this season (in that his ERA is not approaching 6.00 as it did last year and he is pitching deep into games.) As Bill Shaikin reports in the Times web story, "He has two complete games this season, one more than the Dodger staff. In all five of his starts this month, Hendrickson has pitched into the seventh inning." As if to punctuate that Russell Martin has won the derby to be young catcher of the future, the Dodgers also send last year's phenom Dioner Navarro to Tampa and get back the Devil Rays' experienced starting catcher, Toby Hall. Finally, the Dodgers will also send east a player yet to be named. Brett Tomko is now expected to go on the disabled list.
Also: The Times' Elaine Woo has a nice obituary on Thomas G. Arthur, the guy who thought to call his foot-long frankfurters (ten inchers, actually) Dodger Dogs.