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Dodgers likely to pursue pitching this offseason

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti discusses the team's offseason plans with their pitching staff.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have missed the playoffs for the third straight year, leaving them to figure out ways to improve during the offseason to give it another run in 2013. Some of those improvements will likely be to their pitching staff, according to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti.

With regard to the starting rotation, Colletti wants to see how some of their starters come around this offseason, but also notes that they can't afford to wait and see what happens:

"Pitching, you can never have enough. Ted Lilly is coming off surgery. Chad Billingsley is still in an area where we will wait and see in the next few weeks. I would say starting pitching is a need. We don't know what we're going to get from players that are recuperating now or hopefully avoiding surgery. We can't wait until we find out."

As for the bullpen, Los Angeles has a trio of free agents that could go elsewhere in Brandon League, Jamey Wright and Randy Choate. Colletti would "like to keep together as many as possible," though these three could see a lot of action this offseason from other clubs.