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Infielder Wilson Betemit was sent packing at baseball's trading deadline for the second consecutive season. The Dodgers traded Betemit on Tuesday to the New York Yankees in exchange for right-handed reliever Scott Proctor.

   Proctor was 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA after appearing in 52 games for the Yankees this season. A pitcher with a workhorse mentality is something the Dodgers bullpen needs these days.

   "You know he's been out there a lot and used a lot over a year and a half," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "The reason you're used a lot is because you're the guy that people have trust in. I know (Yankees manager) Joe Torre had a lot of trust in him, otherwise he wouldn't have been running him out there as much as he did."

   The Dodgers were hoping to have a similar approach in their use of Betemit but couldn't do it. Betemit was the team's starting third baseman at the beginning of the season, but a woeful offensive start forced the Dodgers to change their minds. Betemit left the Dodgers with a .231 batting average and 10 home runs.

   "I knew that in the last couple of days they were talking about trading me to the Yankees," Betemit said. "It's a good place to go. I have some family in New York."

   The Betemit-Proctor move was the only one the Dodgers could pull off by the trading deadline, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Colletti was frustrated by a market that didn't have much to offer, yet had steep prices.

   "I don't think there was one deal presented to us that didn't include somebody from this club, somebody that plays a major part in this club," Colletti said. "We're not in the market to do that. I expected to pay a little bit more, but I'm not going to give up three players for someone to pitch the sixth inning."

Notes & Quotes
   --LHP Randy Wolf underwent an MRI examination Tuesday, and the results showed inflammation in his left shoulder. The setback puts Wolf back at square one, which is where he was when he went on the disabled list July 4. Wolf thought he was ready to pitch and started in a rehab game July 18 but learned that it was a mistake. Now he's not sure if he'll pitch again this season.

"That's partly my fault because going into it, I didn't feel perfect but I felt OK," Wolf said. "I should have waited until I was perfectly fine. It's hard to do. You feel good enough that you can throw, and you want to get it going. When we evaluate what happened, the obvious answer is that we probably went too fast the first time around, and I may have not been fully ready to go 60 pitches at that intensity, which caused the inflammation. I'm pretty down. I'm frustrated."

   --2B Jeff Kent has a minor pulled left hamstring but is not expected to go on the disabled list. He is listed as day-to-day. Kent sustained the injury while running to first base in the ninth inning of Sunday's game in Colorado. "I did the same thing in 2005 but was able to play through it," he said. "This is the third time I've pulled a hamstring, so I can give you a good judgment of how bad it is."

   --INF Ramon Martinez is no Jeff Kent, but he did a good job in replacing the veteran second baseman in Tuesday's game against the Giants. Martinez had two hits and raised his batting average against Giants LHP Noah Lowry to .350 (7-for-20). Kent is out with a pulled left hamstring.

   --INF Delwyn Young was recalled from Class AAA Las Vegas on Tuesday. He will fill the roster vacancy that was created when INF Wilson Betemit was traded.

   --SS Rafael Furcal had two hits Tuesday against the Giants, his 41st multi-hit game of the season. He trails only Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins (43) and Florida's Hanley Ramirez (42) in that department.

By The Numbers .162 -- The combined batting average of Nos. 3 and 4 hitters when facing RHP Brett Tomko this season, through July 27.

Quote to Note "The worst thing that can happen is to have the unavailability of the (closer) for about a week." -- Dodgers manager Grady Little, who thought that a blown save was the worst thing that could happen until he lost RHP Takashi Saito for seven days.

Medical Watch
   2B Jeff Kent (strained left hamstring) left the July 29 game at Colorado. He didn't play July 31, and he is day-to-day.
   RHP Derek Lowe (strained left groin) was hurt July 22 while warming up and had an MRI exam July 26. He threw in the outfield on July 27 but had bullpen sessions put off July 28 and July 29. The Dodgers are hopeful Lowe can make a start as scheduled Aug. 4 against Arizona.

   LHP Hong-Chih Kuo (sore left elbow) went on the disabled list retroactive to July 1. He had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow July 25. It's possible that he may not pitch for the rest of the season.

   LHP Randy Wolf (tender left shoulder) went on the disabled list July 4. He pitched on a rehab assignment July 25 but emerged with more shoulder irritation. There is a chance he is done for the season.

   RHP Chin-hui Tsao (strained right shoulder) went on the disabled list July 15.

   RHP Jason Schmidt (sore right shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 17. He underwent exploratory surgery on June 20, and a torn labrum was discovered. He will miss the rest of the season.

   RHP Yhency Brazoban (strained right shoulder) went on the disabled list June 1. He cut short a throwing session June 15, and he was subsequently diagnosed with a torn labrum. He underwent surgery June 22 and is out for the season.

   OF Jason Repko (torn left hamstring) opened the season on the disabled list.
He had surgery March 28 and is expected to be out for the season.
Player Stats

Hitters

Andre Ethier	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .300    20     1     6     2     0     0     2     0
Season            .298   292    34    87    18     1     8    44     0

Rafael Furcal	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .667     3     0     2     0     0     0     1     0
Last 7 Games      .296    27     5     8     0     0     1     3     1
Season            .285   407    56   116    18     4     4    37    11

Nomar Garciaparra  BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .348    23     2     8     2     0     0     5     0
Season            .283   361    33   102    15     0     4    52     2

Luis Gonzalez	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .240    25     5     6     1     0     0     4     1
Season            .285   347    57    99    19     2    11    48     6

Matt Kemp          BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .100    20     2     2     0     0     1     3     0
Season            .333   129    23    43     3     2     6    23     3

Jeff Kent	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .800     5     0     4     1     0     0     3     0
Last 7 Games      .536    28     4    15     3     0     2     8     0
Season            .305   348    59   106    25     1    15    59     1

Mike Lieberthal     BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .455    11     0     5     0     0     0     0     0
Season            .259    54     2    14     1     0     0     1     0

James Loney	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .280    25     1     7     1     1     1     4     0
Season            .347   144    17    50     8     3     4    23     0

Russell Martin	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .240    25     5     6     4     0     1     2     0
Season            .298   369    59   110    25     2    12    67    17

Ramon Martinez	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .500     4     1     2     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .273    11     4     3     1     0     0     0     0
Season            .179    78     7    14     3     0     0    11     1

Juan Pierre	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .120    25     3     3     0     0     0     0     1
Season            .277   440    63   122    15     4     0    25    42

Olmedo Saenz	    BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Last 7 Games      .000     9     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
Season            .188    80     8    15     4     0     3    14     0

PITCHERS

Joe Beimel	   ERA     W-L   Sv    G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         0.00    0-0    0    1    1    1    0    0    0    1
Last 7 Games      9.00    0-0    0    3    2    4    2    0    2    2
Season            4.11    2-1    1   54   46   42   21    1   15   26

Chad Billingsley   ERA    W-L   Sv   G    IP     H   ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         8.31    0-1    0    1   4.1    5    4    2    3   4
Last 7 Games      4.91    1-1    0    3  18.1   17   10    4   10  14
Season            3.65    7-1    0   31  79     65   32   10   35  74

Jonathan Broxton  ERA     W-L   Sv   G    IP    H   ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         0.00    0-0    0    1    1    1    0    0    0   2
Last 7 Games      2.70    0-0    0    3  3.1    4    1    0    0   5
Season            2.50    3-2    2   53   54   43   15    0   21  64

Mark Hendrickson  ERA    W-L   Sv    G   IP    H    ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         5.40   0-0    0    1    5    6    3    0    1    3
Last 7 Games      9.90   0-1    0    3   10   19   11    1    1    6
Season            4.58   4-5    0   25  90.1  98   46   10   24   72

Roberto Hernandez  ERA   W-L   Sv    G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game         0.00   0-0    0    1    1    2    0    0    1    1
Last 7 Games      0.00   0-0    0    3  2.2    3    0    0    2    1
With LAD          4.05   0-1    0    7  6.2    7    3    1    2    2

D.J. Houlton	   ERA   W-L  Sv   G   IP    H   ER    HR    BB    K
Last Game         4.50   0-1   0   1    2    1    1     1     0    1
Last 7 Games      4.50   0-2   0   3    4    4    2     1     0    2
Season            4.30   0-2   0   9  14.2   13   7     3     5    9

Eric Hull	   ERA    W-L  Sv   G  IP    H   ER    HR    BB    K
Last Game        20.25    0-0   0   1  1.1    3    3    0     1    2
Last 7 Games      8.10    0-0   0   2  3.1    3    3    0     2    3
Season            8.10    0-0   0   2  3.1    3    3    0     2    3

Derek Lowe	   ERA     W-L  Sv    G   IP    H  ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game         2.25    0-0   0    1    4     4   1    1    0    3
Last 7 Games     10.13    0-1   0    3    8    14   9    1    3    4
Season            3.45    8-9   0   23  141   137  54    9   43  102

Brad Penny	   ERA    W-L  Sv    G   IP     H  ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game         4.50    0-1   0    1    6     6   3    0    5    1
Last 7 Games      4.42    2-1   0    3  18.1    17  9    1   10    9
Season            2.60   13-2   0   22  142   126  41    4   47   99

Scott Proctor	   ERA    W-L  Sv    G   IP     H  ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game        13.50    0-0   0    1   0.2    2   1    1    0    0
Last 7 Games      7.71    0-0   0    3   2.1    6   2    2    0    1
Season            3.81    2-5   0   52  54.1   53  23    8   29   37

Takashi Saito	   ERA    W-L   Sv    G  IP     H  ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game         0.00    0-0    1    1   1     0   0    0    1    1
Last 7 Games      0.00    0-0    3    3   3     1   0    0    1    1
Season            1.55    1-0   26   40  40.2  24   7    4    6   48

Rudy Seanez	   ERA    W-L   Sv   G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         0.00    0-0    0   1    1    1    0    0    1   0
Last 7 Games      3.86    0-0    0   3  2.1    2    1    1    2   3
Season            4.20    6-2    1  49 49.1   52   23    9   17  48

Eric Stults	   ERA    W-L   Sv   G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game         3.38    0-0    0   1  5.1    5    2    0    0    5 
Last 7 Games      5.40    0-0    0   3   10   16    6    2    1    6  
Season            4.50    0-1    0   5   16   21    8    3    5   11

Brett Tomko	   ERA     W-L   Sv   G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB   K
Last Game         7.50    0-1    0   1    6    7    5    2    4    4
Last 7 Games      3.18    1-1    0   3   17   16    6    2    7    1 
Season            5.57    2-8    0  29   84  101   52   11   31   69

Randy Wolf	   ERA    W-L   Sv   G   IP    H   ER   HR   BB    K
Last Game        18.00    0-0    0   1    3    5    6    1    4    1
Last 7 Games      7.47    1-1    0   3   15   19   13    3   12   10
Season            4.73    9-6    0  18  102  110   54   10   39   94

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