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Dodgers acquire Howie Kendrick

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney, a player they acquired just hours earlier from the Miami Marlins.

The Dodgers remade the middle of their infield during a frantic day of deal-making at the winter meetings, adding three-time All-Star shorstop Jimmy Rollins in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, then moving Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to Miami in exchange for Heaney and three prospects.

The Dodgers have coveted Kendrick for several years, nearly completing a trade for him two Julys ago in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Lee.