Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates

Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates
Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price delivers a pitch during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers probably aren't willing to part with the prospects it would take to acquire Price. (Will Vragovic / Tampa Bay Times)

General Manager

Ned Colletti

intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as

David Price


Cole Hamels

before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching.


While he didn’t specifically address his team’s interest in Price or Hamels, he spoke in general terms about the market for elite players.

Colletti said any deal for a top-tier player would require the Dodgers to trade prospects, adding, “probably more so than yours truly would like to part with at this particular time.”

“Based on what I know of who can be acquired, even those of upper-echelon ability that are going to require more than others, I don’t see us doing anything that’s going to tear apart the farm system,” Colletti said.

The Dodgers’ top prospects include 17-year-old left-hander Julio Urias and 20-year-old shortstop

Corey Seager

, who will represent the organization at the Futures Game.