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By Jon Weisman

For the second time this week, the Dodgers have acquired a veteran pitcher, tonight picking up Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Correia, who turns 34 on August 24, provides another starting pitching or long relief option. This season, he has a 4.94 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 23 starts covering 129 1/3 innings, including a 4.03 ERA since May 20.

His best year might have been as a reliever in 2007, when he had a 3.45 ERA in 59 games (51 in relief) with 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings.