The Los Angeles Dodgers are involved in discussions to acquire pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Nolasco, 30, is 4-7 with a 3.68 ERA for the Marlins. A native of southern California, he can become a free agent after the season. Miami is reportedly aggressively trying to move him before the July 31 trade deadline.
The Dodgers entered Thursday well behind in the race for a playoff spot, but have won a season-high four straight games.
---Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right forearm injury.
The right-hander was scratched from his Wednesday start after he felt tightness. He has posted a 5.10 ERA in 47 2/3 innings this season, spanning nine starts. He was acquired over the winter from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Jordan Walden.
It's uncertain how much time he'll miss. He was scheduled to have an MRI in Detroit later on Thursday.
---Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, an immensely popular member of the 1993 National League championship team, is scheduled to have surgery next week after doctors discovered two brain tumors.
Daulton, 51, retired after the 1997 season. He now hosts a daily radio show on the 97.5 The Fanatic called "Talkin' Baseball with Dutch."
"Dutch" arrived in the big leagues for good in 1985 and spent most of his 14 seasons with the Phillies. He finished his career with the Florida Marlins, who would go onto win the '97 World Series. In 1993, he hit 24 homers and drove in 105 runs for a Phillies team that lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series.
---The Cleveland Indians activated closer Chris Perez from the disabled list and dealt infielder John McDonald to the Philadelphia Phillies.
To make room for Perez on the active roster, the Indians optioned T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.
Perez, 27, has been out since May 27 with a strained right shoulder but returned after making three minor-league rehab appearances. He's 2-1 with six saves in eight chances this season, with a 4.32 ERA.