[this is the forty-eighth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moeller, dioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirley, randy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaver, ted sizemore, orel hershiser, tom goodwin, joe ferguson, eddie murray, matt luke, ken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grote, don sutton, ralph branca, todd hundley, and elmer dessens.]
the dodgers acquired guillermo mota and wilkin ruan from the expos in march of 2002 in a deal that cost them matt herges and a minor leaguer. i don't know when i would ever do a post about ruan, so here is what i believe to be the only card of his that i own - a 2002 select rookies & prospects auto that shows him as a dodger in name only
mota pitched for the marlins through the 2005 season, and then made stops in cleveland, new york (as a met), and milwaukee before returning to the dodgers as a free agent prior to the 2009 season. here's his 2008 topps update & highlights card
mota is currently looking for work, and thankfully the dodgers' bullpen looks to be full at this point. there was a chance a couple of years ago that mota might return to la instead of re-signing with the giants. had he done so, he would have joined juan castro as the only (to my knowledge) triple dippers in dodger history.
here's to you, guillermo mota!