Dodgers Rumors: Jharel Cotton Traded To Athletics For Rich Hill, Josh Reddick
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (Aug. 1, 11:15 a.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced their five-player trade with the Oakland Athletics. Complete details can be found here.

Last month Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the club would target ‘elite-level’ players at the non-waiver trade deadline. How that would ultimately shake out, Friedman wasn’t sure of at the time.

It became slightly more clear in the weeks that followed as clubs fell out of division and Wild Card races. However, in some instances, such as with the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, whether they resorted to being sellers wasn’t readily apparent.

The Dodgers seemingly cast a wide net and were linked to an assortment of players, including starting pitchers on the White Sox’ and Rays’ staffs, as well as multiple outfielders from throughout the league.

Excluding the trade for Bud Norris in late June, the Dodgers first move ahead of Monday’s deadline was trading Jharel Cotton to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Frankie Montas is among the other prospects being traded to Oakland:

Oakland also receives Grant Holmes:

The 29-year-old Reddick missed six weeks during May and June because of a fractured left thumb. He’s eligible for free agency after the 2016 season. Hill, who was removed in the first inning of his start on July 17, is on the disabled list with a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand.

Hill is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA, 2.53 FIP and 1.09 WHIP over 14 starts. He too, is eligible for free agency after this season.