They say you can never have enough pitching and the Los Angeles Dodgers know if they’re going to go far this season they need some depth at the back end of the rotation and bullpen. On Thursday, general manager Ned Colletti addressed one of those needs by acquiring veteran Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies for two players to be named later.
The trade for Hernandez brings some reassurance for the Dodgers at the back end of the rotation after Josh Beckett was placed on the DL with a hip impingement on Friday. While the move does help the Dodgers with their rotation woes, the team could still improve with the bullpen which has been shaky at times this season.
Colletti talked about the potential of acquiring more pitching as the Dodgers head into the dog days of summer. While the GM didn’t specifically say he was looking for bullpen help, there is a guess that he would look to get another arm in there. He also reiterated what he has said many times in previous seasons about never having enough pitching depth.
For Colletti whatever move he decides to make it will surely help improve the Dodgers as the season draws closer to October. As has been seen with many teams in previous years pitching might be the difference between a championship team and a contender.
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