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      === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Friday, December 19 ===
 
 
                   === Dodgers complete trade for Rollins ===
 
 Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia
 Phillies  have  finalized their  agreed-upon trade  that sends former National
 League MVP Jimmy Rollins to the West Coast for a pair of minor league pitching
 prospects.
 
 Rollins,  the 2007 NL MVP and the Phillies' all-time hits leader, heads to Los
 Angeles  in  exchange  for  right-hander  Zach Eflin  and  lefty  Tom  Windle.
 Philadelphia is also sending the Dodgers an undisclosed amount of cash to help
 cover Rollins' $11 million salary for this coming season.
 
 The  two teams have  had the parameters of the deal in place since last week's
 Winter  Meetings, but  it was held up  because of a delay in the trade between
 the Dodgers and San Diego involving slugger Matt Kemp.
 
 Eflin,  a Padres farmhand, was part of the package Los Angeles received in the
 Kemp  deal, which  was finally  completed  Thursday after  an issue  regarding
 Kemp's physical was resolved.
 
 Rollins  turned 36  years  old last  month but  remains  a capable  all-around
 shortstop.  The three-time All-Star hit 17 home runs and stole 28 bases in 138
 games last season, finishing the year with a .243 average and 55 RBI.
 
 The California native had spent his entire professional career in the Phillies
 organization.  Rollins was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the
 1996  MLB Draft  and  made his  big  league  debut in  September  of 2000.  He
 proceeded to start the next 14 Opening Days for the franchise, developing into
 a  cornerstone of  a Phillies team that  won five straight NL East titles from
 2007-11 and captured the 2008 World Series.
 
 Rollins  amassed  2,306 hits and a  franchise-record 479 doubles in a Phillies
 uniform,  and also ranks second in team annals in games played (2,090), extra-
 base  hits (806), stolen bases (453) and total bases (3,655). He also won four
 Gold Gloves for his work at shortstop, most recently in 2011.
 
 "Jimmy  is both  an iconic player and person  whom I have had the great joy of
 watching  grow up  in this game and this city," Phillies general manager Ruben
 Amaro  stated. "His  contributions to  the franchise  and to  Philadelphia are
 unparalleled  and I wish  him the best in Los Angeles. This transaction is one
 that I believe benefits both Jimmy and the Phillies."
 
 The  Dodgers were  in the  market for  a shortstop  after 2014  starter Hanley
 Ramirez signed with Boston as a free agent.
 
 Eflin,  20,  is coming  off a solid  season in the  Class A California League,
 going  10-7  with a  3.80 ERA in  24 starts for  Lake Elsinore. A supplemental
 first  round selection of the Padres in 2012, he led the Midwest League with a
 2.73 ERA in his first full pro season in 2013.
 
 Windle, a second-round pick of the Dodgers in the 2013 draft, went 12-8 with a
 4.26 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) for Rancho Cucamonga in the Cal League.
 
 
                 === Braves send Justin Upton to San Diego ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres continued what has been a whirlwind
 week  on Friday, as they have apparently acquired outfielder Justin Upton from
 the Atlanta Braves.
 
 San Diego put the finishing touches on deals for both outfielder Matt Kemp and
 catcher  Derek  Norris on Thursday,  and are  also working toward finalizing a
 three-team  trade that  would net them 2013 American League Rookie of the Year
 Wil Myers.
 
 Now,  according  to multiple reports, they  have picked up Upton. Although the
 return  is not  yet known,  minor  league left-hander  Max Fried  is one  name
 rumored to be headed to Atlanta.
 
 Upton,  27, won  a Silver Slugger Award  last season for the Braves, as he hit
 .270 with a 29 home runs and improved upon his RBI total by 32, as he drove in
 a career-best 102 runs over 154 games.
 
 The  first overall pick  in the 2005 draft, Upton spent the first six years of
 his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks before being dealt prior to the start
 of  the 2013 to Atlanta, where he spent the last two seasons playing alongside
 his brother, B.J.
 
 Upton is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to make $14.5
 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.
 
 A  two-time All-Star, Upton is a career .274 hitter with 164 home runs and 535
 RBI in 1,034 games for the Diamondbacks and Braves.
 
 
                  === Giants retain Peavy with 2-year deal ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  San Francisco  Giants  have apparently  re-signed
 right-hander Jake Peavy to a two-year contract.
 
 Although  the Giants have  yet to confirm the deal, the pact is believed to be
 worth $24 million and contains a full no-trade clause.
 
 Peavy  started last season with Boston, but was dealt to San Francisco in late
 July  after going 1-9  with a 4.72 ERA in 20 outings for the Red Sox. However,
 he flourished with the Giants, as he was 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts.
 
 The  33-year-old hurler also made four starts for the Giants in the postseason
 and  was  1-2 with a 6.19  ERA. He tossed 5  2/3 scoreless innings in his NLDS
 start  versus  Washington, but his  season ended on a  sour note, as he lasted
 just 1 1/3 innings in a Game 6 World Series loss to the Kansas City Royals.
 
 A  National League Cy Young Award winner with the San Diego Padres in 2007 and
 a  three-time All-Star, Peavy  is 139-111 with a 3.53 ERA over 13 seasons with
 the Padres, Chicago White Sox, Red Sox and Giants.
 
 
       === Padres pick up Myers from Rays in 11-player deal with Nats ===
 
 San  Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres continued to reshape
 their roster Friday, acquiring outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays as
 part of an 11-player trade that also involved the Washington Nationals.
 
 The Padres picked up Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, along
 with  catcher  Ryan Hanigan and  minor league  pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose
 Castillo from the Rays.
 
 Tampa  Bay received  catcher  Rene  Rivera, minor  league  first baseman  Jake
 Bauers  and pitcher  Burch Smith from the Padres, as well as outfielder Steven
 Souza  and pitcher  Travis Ott  from Washington.  The Nationals  will pick  up
 pitcher  Joe  Ross and a player  to be named  later, said to be shortstop Trea
 Turner, from the Padres.
 
 Myers, who just turned 24 years old, is the centerpiece of the trade.
 
 The  Rays acquired Myers from Kansas City prior to the 2013 season in the deal
 that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals.
 
 Myers,  in 88  games as  a rookie,  batted .293  while hitting  13 homers  and
 driving  in  53 runs to  help Tampa Bay  to a wild  card berth. A wrist injury
 slowed  him  down in  2014, when  he played just  87 games  and hit six homers
 with 35 RBI and batted only .222.
 
 Hanigan  hit just  .218 in 84 games  last season, his first in Tampa Bay after
 playing  the  first seven years  of his  career in Cincinnati. The 34-year-old
 veteran,  who has  played more  than 100  games in  a season  just once,  is a
 career. 256 hitter with 25 homers and 172 RBI in 558 games.
 
 The  Padres  have been  busy since  the start of  last week's Winter Meetings,
 signing  pitcher Brandon  Morrow while adding outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher
 Derek Norris in trades with the Dodgers and Athletics, respectively. San Diego
 is  also set  to acquire outfielder Justin  Upton from Atlanta in a trade that
 has yet to be announced officially.
 
 Tampa  Bay has also  undergone a major shakeup since the departures of head of
 baseball  operations  Andrew Friedman and  manager Joe Maddon. Matt Silverman,
 Friedman's replacement, had already traded pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Joel
 Peralta, as well as outfielder Matt Joyce and infielder Sean Rodriguez, before
 this latest deal.
 
 "This  is a  baseball  trade, and  one  we  believe will  make  our club  more
 competitive  both for  2015 and beyond," said Silverman in a statement Friday.
 "Trading Wil Myers was not an easy decision, but we are very excited about the
 talent coming back our way, and this deal has potential to improve our team on
 both sides of the ball."
 
 The  Rays, who  also released veteran catcher Jose Molina this offseason, will
 hope  Rivera can  help behind the plate. The 31-year-old native of Puerto Rico
 played  in a career-high 103 games last season with the Padres and batted .252
 with 11 homers and 44 RBI.
 
 Burch appeared in 10 games in 2013, including seven starts, and was 1-3 with a
 6.44  ERA.  He missed most  of last year with  a forearm injury. Bauers played
 at   Single-A   in  2014.  Ott  was   also  a  Class-A  player  last  year  in
 Washington's organization, while Souza could be the key piece for the Rays.
 
 Souza  was the  International League's  top  player in  2014 for  Washington's
 Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, batting .350 with 18 homers and 75 RBI in just
 96  games. The 25-year-old  played in 21 games for the Nationals last year and
 hit  two  homers in  23  at-bats,  while also  making  a  tremendous catch  to
 preserve Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter on the final day of the season.
 
 The  Nationals  will pick up a  former first-round pick in Ross, a 21-year-old
 right-hander  who has  not pitched  above Double-A  since he  was chosen  25th
 overall in 2011.
 
 Turner  can't  officially be traded  until next  June, as league rules mandate
 that  a  draft pick cannot be  dealt until a  full year after he was selected.
 The  13th  overall pick last  June, he could  be Washington's shortstop of the
 future with Ian Desmond set to be a free agent after next season.
 
 
        === Report: Padres to deal Hanigan to BoSox for Middlebrooks ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres are apparently not done trading.
 
 According  to  Yahoo! Sports,  the Padres  are nearing a  deal that would send
 recently  acquired catcher  Ryan Hanigan to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for
 third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
 
 The  Padres  picked up  Hanigan from Tampa  Bay as part  of the 11-player deal
 officially  announced  Friday that  also  landed  them outfielder  Wil  Myers.
 However,  San  Diego had  already added  another catcher  in Derek Norris from
 Oakland on Thursday to make Hanigan trade bait.
 
 Middlebrooks  became expendable  in  Boston  after the  Red  Sox signed  Pablo
 Sandoval  as  a free agent earlier  this offseason. The Padres were reportedly
 also in the running for Sandoval.
 
 Hanigan  hit just  .218 in 84 games  last season, his first in Tampa Bay after
 playing  the  first seven years  of his  career in Cincinnati. The 34-year-old
 veteran,  who has  played more  than 100  games in  a season  just once,  is a
 career. 256 hitter with 25 homers and 172 RBI in 558 games.
 
 Middlebrooks  was  projected to be Boston's  future third baseman after a 2012
 season  in  which he batted  .288 with 15  homers and 54 RBI  in 75 games as a
 rookie.  He  struggled in 2013,  hitting .227 with 17  homers in 94 games, and
 last  year hit  just  .191 in  63  games  as he  split  time between  Triple-A
 Pawtucket and Boston.
 
 
                       === Cubs add Motte to bullpen ===
 
 Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Chicago Cubs  and pitcher Jason Motte
 agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday.
 
 Terms  of the deal  were not disclosed, but the Chicago Tribune reported it to
 be worth $4.5 million.
 
 Motte  was the closer for the St. Louis Cardinals before undergoing Tommy John
 surgery  during the 2013 season. He returned last year and was 1-0 with a 4.68
 earned run average in 29 games.
 
 The 32-year-old right-hander owns a career record of 18-13 with 54 saves and a
 3.03  ERA in 311  relief appearances -- all with St. Louis -- from 2008-14. He
 has 290 strikeouts in 285 innings pitched.
 
 Motte  helped the Cardinals to the 2011 World Series championship, closing out
 Game 7 against Texas to cap a postseason in which he produced five saves and a
 2.19 ERA in 12 games.
 
 In  2012, Motte  tied for the National  League lead with 42 saves and posted a
 record  of  4-5 with a 2.75  ERA in 67 games.  He developed an elbow injury in
 spring  training  the following year  and eventually underwent surgery in May,
 forcing him to miss the entire 2013 season.
 
 The  Cubs will  likely employ  Motte as  a setup  man for  Hector Rondon,  who
 notched 29 saves last season.
 
 
                      === Orioles add reliever Wright ===
 
 Baltimore,  MD  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Baltimore Orioles have signed left-
 handed  reliever Wesley  Wright to  a  one-year contract,  the team  announced
 Friday.
 
 A  seven-year major  league veteran, Wright spent last season with the Chicago
 Cubs  and pitched  in 58 games, going  0-3 with a 3.17 earned run average. The
 29-year-old  was granted free  agency after the Cubs opted not to tender him a
 contract earlier this month.
 
 Wright, who has made 360 appearances in the majors and held lefty hitters to a
 .238  average for  his  career, joins  a Baltimore  bullpen  that lost  fellow
 southpaw Andrew Miller to the rival Yankees in free agency.
 
 Initially  breaking into the majors with Houston in 2008, Wright pitched five-
 plus  seasons  with the  Astros before being  dealt to Tampa  Bay in August of
 2013.  He owns a  10-18 lifetime record with a 4.17 ERA and has struck out 290
 over 299 2/3 career innings.
 
 
                  === Cash fills out Rays' coaching staff ===
 
 Tampa,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Tampa Bay Rays finalized their coaching
 staff  for the 2015  season on Friday, naming Tom Foley as bench coach for new
 manager Kevin Cash.
 
 Foley  had  spent the past  13 seasons as the  Rays' third base coach. Charlie
 Montoyo will take over as third base coach and former Rays star Rocco Baldelli
 will be the club's new first base coach.
 
 George Hendrick, who had been the first base coach, has accepted a role as the
 special advisor to baseball operations.
 
 The  remainder of the coaching staff will remain intact, as Jim Hickey returns
 for  a ninth season  as pitching coach and Derek Shelton enters his sixth year
 as  hitting coach. Stan Boroski will remain the bullpen coach and Jamie Nelson
 will stay on as major league coach.
 
 "I  feel very  fortunate to  have  inherited a  staff that  is both  respected
 throughout  baseball  and knowledgeable of  our players and the culture," said
 Cash  in a statement  Friday. "I am thrilled to have Tom as our bench coach. I
 have  great  respect for the  role he has played  in the organization from its
 inception  and  will lean  on him  for his experience  and judgment. In adding
 Charlie  and Rocco,  we have  two men  who combined  have more  than 30  years
 invested  in  this  organization  at  many different  levels  and  have  great
 familiarity  with our players. Both have meant a great deal to the Rays, and I
 am grateful they will be joining Jim, Derek, Jamie and Stan for what I feel is
 a great team."
 
 Cash was named the Rays' new manager earlier this month, replacing Joe Maddon,
 who  stepped  down in  October after baseball  operations head Andrew Friedman
 also left. Friedman went to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Maddon quickly found a
 home as the skipper of the Chicago Cubs.
 
 
              === Olympian Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI ===
 
 Baltimore,  MD (SportsNetwork.com)  - Olympic  swimming legend  Michael Phelps
 entered  a  guilty plea  to a  drunk driving  charge on  Friday in a Baltimore
 courtroom and received a one-year suspended sentence.
 
 Phelps was arrested Sept. 30.
 
 After  entering the  guilty plea Friday, Phelps  told the judge he made a "bad
 mistake"  and  was looking toward  his future.  He entered a treatment program
 after his arrest.
 
 Phelps, who was suspended by USA Swimming for six months following his arrest,
 will remain on probation for 18 months.
 
 According  to  the Maryland Transportation  Authority, Phelps was charged with
 DUI,  excessive  speed and crossing double  lane lines within the Fort McHenry
 Tunnel on I-95 in Baltimore.
 
 The  MDTA report said Phelps was driving a 2014 white Land Rover at a speed of
 84  miles per hour in a 45-mph zone. An officer pulled the vehicle over beyond
 the  tunnel's toll  plaza  and Phelps  failed to  perform  the standard  field
 sobriety tests. He was cooperative throughout the process.
 
 This  was Phelps'  second arrest on DUI-related charges, with the first coming
 in 2004 for which he also received 18 months' probation and a $250 fine.
 
 Phelps has won a record 18 Olympic gold medals and 22 overall.
 
 
 12/19 13:18:05 ET