The Milwaukee Brewers today acquired right handed pitcher Elmer Dessens from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Brady Clark and cash considerations.
The 36 year old Dessens owns a career record of 46-59 with a 4.41 ERA in 339 appearances, including 135 starts, while pitching for Pittsburgh (1996-98), Cincinnati (2000-02), Arizona (2003-04), Kansas City (2006) and Los Angeles (2004-06). He went 5-8 with a 4.56 ERA and 2 saves in 62 relief appearances between Kansas City and Los Angeles last season.
Dessens went 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in 6 relief appearances for the Dodgers this spring. He'll wear uniform #45 with the Brewers.