Winter Meetings, Day 2: Dodgers Looking To Trade For A Bat

In addition to the Dodgers resuming a full three-game Freeway Series exhibition set against the Angels for the first time since 2007, and talking with the agent for relief pitcher Mike MacDougal, general manager Ned Colletti told reporters on Tuesday that he was working on a trade, though nothing was imminent. Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles has the details:

[Director of baseball contracts, research, and operations Alex] Tamin said two of those were the Dodgers' hitting against lefties and what Tamin referred to as "ballpark effect." By that, Tamin explained, he meant the fact the Dodgers play almost 100 games each year in three pitchers' parks, those being Dodger Stadium, San Diego's Petco Park and San Francisco's AT&T Park.

Colletti also said, when asked if the player he is trying to acquire is an everyday player, "He has been."

That would seem to suggest a veteran in the twilight of his career, a right-handed hitter and a guy who is more of a gap-to-gap, line-drive hitter than a power hitter. Colletti specifically said he wasn't looking for a flyball hitter.

Let the speculation begin.

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