Update 1:23 pm: The AP is reporting the deal is done pending approval by the commissioner’s office.
A source close to the deal is telling Jayson Stark that the Dodgers are on the verge of acquiring Casey Blake from the Indians.
The Indians would get minor-league catcher Carlos Santana, right-handed pitcher Jon Meloan and cash in return.
Blake became one of the most coveted players that can play the outfield after the Yankees traded for Xavier Nady. Other teams that were rumored to be in the mix to land Blake were the Mets, Rays and Phillies.
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