The Dodgers picked up Carlos Ruiz from the Phillies for the stretch run. They have now flipped him for a valuable left-handed arm(and my, the Dodgers do seem to love their left-handed arms, don't they?). Ruiz goes to the Mariners for LHP Vidal Nuno. Ruiz is still a decent catcher option as he hit .264/.365/.348 and threw out 42% of baserunners. He has an option for $4.5 M next season which the Mariners will pick up.
Nuno made 55 appearances with 58.2 IP, 1 start, last year for the Mariners. His ERA was a respectable 3.69 and came with 7.82 K/9 and an excellent 1.69 BB/9. He is arbitration eligible with a MLBTR projected salary of $1.1 M.
This is probably a good trade for both sides as Ruiz gives the Mariners some protection in case Mike Zunino's bat turns to swiss cheese again. The Dodgers get a small amount of salary relief and a valuable pitcher who can relieve or start. Austin Barnes is on tap to step into the backup catcher role for the Dodgers.