Dodgers acquire veteran pitcher Bud Norris from Braves

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bud Norris (20) delivers a pitch to a New York Mets batter in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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MILWAUKEE (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves.

The move Thursday comes on the same day the Dodgers said ace Clayton Kershaw will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury

In the deal, the Dodgers also received minor league outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named and cash considerations from Atlanta for minor league pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Caleb Dirks.

Over his last five starts, Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 29 strikeouts and eight walks over 29 1/3 innings. Norris is in his eighth season and this year is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated left-hander Ian Thomas for assignment.