Dodgers get Thome in trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their roster for a playoff push late last night, acquiring slugger Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox and righthander Jon Garland from Arizona.

The deals were announced by Los Angeles in the top of the eighth inning of the Dodgers' game against Arizona. Both trades were for players to be named and were completed before the midnight EDT deadline required for postseason eligibility.

Thome, 39, who also has played for Cleveland and the Phillies, is hitting .249 this season with 23 homers and 74 RBI.

Also, multiple media reports indicated that the White Sox traded righthander Jose Contreras to Colorado.