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Thursday, October 4, 2012
De La Rosa and Sands officially traded

By Mark Saxon

The Dodgers announced Thursday what everyone has known for about six weeks: prospects Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands were the players to be named later in the Aug. 25 deal with the Boston Red Sox that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.

De La Rosa and Sands were not named at the time, because they would have had to clear waivers to be traded.

De La Rosa pitched only two innings for the Dodgers' Double-A Chattanooga team after the trade because of what general manager Ned Colletti called "professional courtesy."

The Dodgers had already sent James Loney and minor-leaguers Allen Webster and Ivan De Jesus to Boston in the trade.