Dodgers trade RHP Vargas to Brewers

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:33 AM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers reacquired reliever Claudio Vargas from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

The Dodgers got minor league catcher Vinny Rottino in the trade Friday between playoff contenders. The deal was completed hours before baseball's non-waiver 4 p.m. ET deadline.

The 31-year-old Vargas was 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA in eight games for the NL West-leading Dodgers.

The right-hander was on the disabled list for nearly three months because of elbow tendinitis, ...

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