On Wednesday, pitcher
Hernandez is scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Friday, with Beckett expected to go on the disabled list. Manager
Dodgers General Manager
"There's another pitcher out there we're trying to get," Colletti said.
Colletti also said he would continue to search for additional back-end starters and late-inning relievers.
"Right now, the best choice we have is Roberto," Colletti said.
Hernandez, 33, went 6-8 with a 3.87 earned-run average for the Phillies. The Dodgers will assume his remaining salary -- a little less than $1.5 million -- and the Phillies will get one month to determine which two low-level minor leaguers they would like from a list of four players.
Colletti said the Dodgers already had scouted Hernandez, but trade talks "accelerated" in the previous 24 hours so that the deal could be completed before news of the Beckett injury broke and "Ruben could hold me up for even more," referring to Phillies General Manager
If the Dodgers had not completed the deal, Mattingly said that rookie Carlos Frias would have started Friday. However, Colletti said the Dodgers believe long relief is the "proper spot" for Frias right now.