This week in Dodger News, Ned Colletti discusses improving the team despite all of the injuries that continue to plague the Dodgers as we approach the end of the season.
When it comes to injuries, the starting pitching staff has been hit hard. Hyun-Jin Ryu is on the disabled list with a strained glute. Paul Maholm is out for the season with a torn ACL and Josh Beckett is still suffering from multiple injuries. And now, Zack Greinke is the latest starting pitcher to add concern with his elbow.
Losing Greinke would still be a crushing blow to the pitching staff even though the Dodgers have acquired Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez. There hasn’t been any talk of putting Greinke on the DL, but the team could opt to skip his next scheduled start.
Even though the team acquired Correia and Hernandez, the Dodgers are reportedly still in the market for more additions. General manager, Ned Colletti sees the value in trades, even if they are minor. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Colletti commented about the late season injuries and potential trades. He stated, “We’re always looking to make the team better, even if it’s a slight upgrade. After the All-Star break, players get tired, they get hurt, they get mentally tired.”
In an interview with Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio, Colletti said the Dodgers would actually consider acquiring a late-game reliever, “If we can find a reliever that can help us late in the games we will consider it.”
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