On Tuesday afternoon, GM Ned Colletti was on MLB Network Radio to discuss numerous topics, including his interest in retaining Juan Uribe and Brian Wilson. With the Dodgers losing role players Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker over the last couple of days, Colletti talked about where things stand with both Dodger free agents.
During the interview, Colletti shared that he’s had conversations with Uribe and expressed that the 34-year-old is their first choice at third base. He hopes that they’ll be able to come to an agreement, but the Dodgers are willing to look at the market or move the infield around. Unlike Uribe, Colletti was very brief about Brian Wilson and mentioned that he’s talked to his representation.
While the Dodgers will likely pursue Wilson, Kenley Jansen has been entrenched as their closer for the upcoming season and it may be difficult to re-sign him. On the other hand, if Uribe decides to sign elsewhere, the Dodgers could look to a player like Jhonny Peralta or Stephen Drew.
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