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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

or

Cole Hamels

before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

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

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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.

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