The Dodgers have acquired pitcher Ted Lilly and infielder Ryan Theriot from the Cubs.
Infielder Blake DeWitt and two minor leaguers will go to the Cubs, and sources familiar with the deal told CBSSports.com that Chicago will pay $2.5 million to help offset Lilly's salary. Lilly is making $12 million this year, and will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Before settling on Lilly, the Dodgers had asked the Cubs about Ryan Dempster. They also talked to Pittsburgh about Paul Maholm, and to the Astros about Roy Oswalt.
Lilly isn't a big impact starter, but the Dodgers needed to add to their rotation, and he could provide some help.
"The stuff isn't there anymore, but he still competes," said one scout who has watched him recently.