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Torre expects Dodgers to strengthen pitching

Torre expects Dodgers to strengthen pitching

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LOS ANGELES -- Joe Torre spent part of his suspension Wednesday night watching the Dodgers beat the Giants with general manager Ned Colletti.

With the July 31 Trade Deadline approaching, guess what one of the topics was?

"I think something will be done," Torre said. "I don't know what it is. It's no secret we're trying to figure out the pitching staff -- bullpen or starter. Go to that area first, and see if we can accomplish something that makes sense."

The pitcher that probably makes the most sense for the Dodgers is one of their original farmhands, left-hander Ted Lilly of the Cubs. He was drafted by the Dodgers in 1996, was traded by the Dodgers to the Expos before he reached the Major Leagues in the Carlos Perez deal and pitched parts of three seasons for Torre with the Yankees.

The Dodgers also have been linked to just about every pitcher believed on the market, from Paul Maholm to Roy Oswalt (despite the $30 million commitment that comes with him) to relievers Octavio Dotel, Jason Fraser and Scott Downs. They also want to add a reliever, what with the indefinite absence of Ronald Belisario and the season-long struggles of George Sherrill.

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