MILWAUKEE -- The Dodgers acquired former All-Star right-hander Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night for a player to be named or cash.
Correia, 33, is 5-13 with a 4.94 ERA in 23 starts this season. He has spent parts of 12 years in the Major Leagues, the last seven almost exclusively as a starter.
General manager Ned Colletti said he was looking for a swing man to replace Paul Maholm, who is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Earlier in the week, the Dodgers acquired right-handed starter Roberto Hernandez from Philadelphia for two players to be named or cash. He replaced Josh Beckett, who is out indefinitely with a left hip impingement
"Kevin gives us an additional option as a starter or long reliever," said Colletti. "He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the stretch drive."
Correia has had four seasons of double-digits wins and went to the All-Star Game in 2011 while with the Pirates.
He earns $5.5 million this year and will be eligible for free agency after this season.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.