Minors deals bring catcher Zarraga to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and Angels on Thursday completed the Dec. 9 trade that sent backup catcher Drew Butera across town to the American League.

Minor League utilityman Matt Long was sent to the Dodgers, who then traded Long and left-handed pitcher Jarret Martin to Milwaukee for Minor League catcher Shawn Zarraga.

Zarraga, 25, is a switch-hitter from Aruba who split time this past season between Double-A and Triple-A. In six Minor League seasons, he has a .283 career batting average and .376 on-base percentage, but only a .371 slugging percentage.

Zarraga provides the Dodgers with catching depth for a system that lost Butera and is expected to lose Tim Federowicz in the proposed trade that will bring catcher Yasmani Grandal to the Dodgers.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.