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Dodgers, Cubs Reportedly Agree To MLB Trade

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01, 2022: A general stadium view during the fourth inning of a game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers against the at Dodger Stadium on May 1, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01, 2022: A general stadium view during the fourth inning of a game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers against the at Dodger Stadium on May 1, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly acquired veteran pitcher Chris Martin in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

This move came just before Tuesday's August 2 trade deadline.

Martin appeared in 34 games for the Cubs this season. Through 31.1 innings pitched, the 36-year-old right hander logged 40 strikeouts and a 4.31 ERA with a 1-0 win-loss record.

Martin signed a one-year deal with Chicago prior to the 2022 season, but will finish the year as a member of the Dodgers.

Four of the Dodgers' eight relievers were unavailable for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals due to heavy usage after the All-Star break. Clearly the Los Angeles organization was in dire need of increased bullpen depth ahead of the 2022 deadline.

The Dodgers hold a strong lead in the NL West with a 67-32 record. As the stacked LA roster heads into what could be another World Series run, they'll certainly need depth on the mound.

Perhaps Martin can enjoy a career resurgence with LA.