Blake to LA; McGowan done for the year

Here's some bonus C/T coverage as you settle into your weekend:

Breaking news from Yahoo's Tim Brown: the Dodgers have decided to fill their problem at third base by acquiring Casey Blake. The Indians get a pair of minor leaguers (pitcher Jon Meloan and catcher Carlos Santana - no, not *that* Carlos Santana), and some undisclosed cash, which is always nice.

Blake wasn't hitting a lick in the first third of the season, but he's turned things around nicely since June 1 (.352/.417/.558, seven homers). The NL environment takes his value down a speck, but the Dodgers certainly didn't acquire him to sit him; he'll play everyday, while the disappointing Andy LaRoche and Blake DeWitt head to the bench. The biggest fans of this move are NL-only players, who get another piece to bid on. Blake remains a fringe option at best in most mixed leagues.

The rotten luck in Toronto continues, as the Blue Jays have accepted that Dustin McGowan won't pitch again this year. He'll have season-ending labrum surgery in the next few days.