By Mark Saxon
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are deep into trade talks with the Miami Marlins about pitcher Ricky Nolasco, a source confirmed Wednesday.
Nolasco, 30, is 4-7 with a 3.68 ERA for the 27-50 Marlins. The Southern California native is set to become a free agent after the season. The Marlins reportedly are looking to deal him well before the July 31 trade deadline.
"There have been interesting discussions. Hard to know if anything's close right now," the source said.
A move for Nolasco would not mean the Dodgers are fixated on adding players that could help them only this season.
The Dodgers are, in fact, approaching the trade deadline with a two-pronged approach, the source said. They are looking to add -- preferably, one starting pitcher and one reliever -- before July 31, but they have also talked about dealing a veteran to add prospects that could help them beyond 2013.
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Not sure if this is going be one of those difference makers, but I guess we could use another starter. I still think we need to focus on the bullpen.