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Colletti said the talks with Kansas City basically came together in the last 72 hours. He’s due $600,000 the rest of the season, the prorated portion of his $1.6 million salary, and the Dodgers did not ask for any cash from the Royals to defray the cost. Podsednik has a $2 million club option for 2011, with a $100,000 buyout.

Kansas City got catcher Lucas May and right-handed pitcher Elisaul Pimentel from the Dodgers.

The 25-year-old May hit .296 with 11 home runs and 45 RBIs at Triple-A Albuquerque. He will be assigned to Triple-A Omaha.

The 22-year-old Pimentel was 9-3 with a 3.49 ERA at Class A Great Lakes in the Class A Midwest League. He will report to Class A Burlington.


AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker contributed to this report.