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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Phillies acquire RHP Ryan O'Sullivan news services

Ryan O'Sullivan, the player to be named later as part of the Joe Blanton trade, was acquired Thursday from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies announced.

O'Sullivan, a right-handed pitcher, will report to Class A Clearwater.

O'Sullivan, 21, was the Dodgers' fourth-round draft pick in 2011. He was 8-6 with a 3.05 ERA in 29 games between Class A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga this season.

Blanton is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA for the Dodgers heading into his Thursday afternoon start in Pittsburgh. The Dodgers acquired him on Aug. 4 after Blanton cleared waivers.

Information from's Mark Saxon was used in this report.