Colletti, Mattingly meet as waiver deadline nears

Colletti, Mattingly meet as waiver deadline nears

DENVER -- Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti met the club Tuesday and briefed manager Don Mattingly on trade talks, but nothing appears imminent with the waiver trade deadline Friday at 8:59 p.m. PT.

The Dodgers would like to add depth at starting or relief pitching. They kicked the tires on Mark Buehrle in July and have spoken with Texas about Roy Oswalt, but nothing appears imminent.

The biggest-name reliever available is Miami's Heath Bell, whose poor performance seems to be a bigger obstacle than the $18 million he'll earn the next two years. Bell lost the closer job in Miami.

"How many can you add?" asked Mattingly, apparently preparing himself to play the rest of the way with what he has. "We've flipped one-third of the roster. I'm trying to get to know these guys."

The Dodgers expect reliever Matt Guerrier to be added when rosters expand Sept. 1. Guerrier, expected to be a workhorse middle reliever, threw only 6 2/3 innings before going on the disabled list April 24 with elbow tendinosis.