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In need of arms, Dodgers look to acquire Blanton from A's

Updated: July 31, 2007, 12:17 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com

The Oakland Athletics engaged in serious negotiations with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday about pitcher Joe Blanton, a 26-year-old right-hander who would help fill in the injury-ravaged L.A. rotation if the deal is completed.

However, a baseball source who spoke with both sides told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark that the Dodgers thought Oakland's asking price was too steep and moved on. Nevertheless, the teams are still talking, and there were indications Monday the deal wasn't totally ...

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