Ned Colletti not high on trade market

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti was looking for pitching help even before he learned that starter Chad Billingsley and closer Kenley Jansen could be lost for the season because of injuries.

The search, if anything, has intensified, but Colletti isn't liking what he's seeing. He called the talent pool that could be obtained via a waiver trade “very thin right now.” Any player acquired after Friday would not be eligible for postseason play.

“We’ll see if something turns up between now and tomorrow night, but right not there’s nothing,” Colletti said. “It’s always possible, but it wouldn’t be anything earth-shattering if it happens.”

Billingsley received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow Thursday, a therapy that could be his final hope of pitching again in 2012. Jansen met with a cardiologist Thursday and the Dodgers say there is still a chance he could pitch for them again this season. Tuesday, he had a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat that first surfaced last season.

Texas Rangers right-hander Roy Oswalt, 35, has reportedly cleared waivers, but sources indicate the Dodgers aren’t certain Oswalt (5.84 ERA) would be an upgrade over any of their current starters.

* Center fielder Matt Kemp missed his second straight game after colliding with an outfield wall in Colorado on Tuesday night. Kemp has had soreness in his jaw, knee and left shoulder since the collision. He missed 51 games with hamstring injuries earlier this year.

"It’s been a frustrating year. I’ve sat out a lot of games," Kemp said. "I’m used to playing every day so it’s frustrating when I don’t get to play."

Here are lineups for Thursday night's game with the Arizona Diamondbacks:


Aaron Hill 2B

Jake Elmore SS

Justin Upton RF

Paul Goldschmidt 1B

Miguel Montero C

Chris Young CF

Gerardo Parra LF

John McDonald 3B

Ian Kennedy P


Nick Punto 2B

Shane Victorino CF

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Hanley Ramirez SS

Andre Ethier RF

Luis Cruz 3B

Juan Rivera LF

A.J. Ellis C

Clayton Kershaw P