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Source: Dodgers wanted Lee

Updated: July 9, 2010, 10:03 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost out in the race to land Cliff Lee, the coveted veteran left-hander whom the Seattle Mariners traded to the Texas Rangers in a six-player deal on Friday. But apparently, it wasn't for lack of effort.

A source with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Dodgers and Mariners were heavily engaged in talks centered on Lee, the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner with Cleveland. The source said the Mariners ...

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