posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 04:09 PM
LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired reliever Scott Stewart from Cleveland on Wednesday, one day after finding out that setup man Darren
Dreifort may be lost for the season.
The NL West leaders sent a player to be named or cash to the Indians for Stewart.
Stewart was 0-2 with a 7.24 ERA in 23 games with the Indians this season. The left-hander was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo in early July.
At Buffalo, Stewart was 3-1 with six saves and a 4.22 ERA in 27 appearances.
The Indians acquired Stewart, who turned 29 last week, from Montreal in the offseason. Stewart was 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 51 games for the Expos last
Dreifort was diagnosed with torn ligament in his right knee Tuesday. Team physician Dr. Frank Jobe strongly suggested season-ending surgery.
Dreifort inherited the setup role for the Dodgers after Guillermo Mota was traded to Florida on July 30.