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Dodgers: Halladay acquisition looking unlikely

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General Manager Ned Colletti made clear today that the any speculation about a deal that would send Chad Billingsley to Toronto for Roy Halladay is nothing more than speculation. Colletti refused to talk specifically about Halladay but said, ‘We would like to improve our pitching, especially starting pitching. I don’t believe we can subtract from it in order to improve it.'In other words, the Dodgers won’t trade a pitcher to acquire a pitcher.

One source familiar with the Dodgers’ talks with Toronto called the possibility of the Dodgers’ landing Halladay ‘a long-shot.’

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Also:

  • Colletti is interested in re-signing backup catcher Brad Ausmus and has been exchanging voice-mails with the veteran.
  • The Dodgers haven’t had any discussions with Cincinnati about Brandon Phillips or with Florida about Dan Uggla.

-- Dylan Hernandez


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