Source: Dodgers pursuing Wolf

While Manny Ramirez has occupied the headlines, the Los Angeles Dodgers actually have been making more progress toward signing another free agent this week.

They've had extensive conversations with Arn Tellem, the agent for free-agent starting pitcher Randy Wolf, and they continue to inch toward signing him, according to a major-league source.

Wolf had a three-year offer, at between $9-10 million a year, on the table from the Astros early in the offseason, only to have that offer retracted after the economy took a turn for the worse.

It's believed the Dodgers are offering a one-year deal with an option that could be similar to the contract free-agent starter Jon Garland just signed with Arizona.

Jayson Stark is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.