Phillies Interest Dodgers

One hour before game time, two members of the Dodgers training staff studiously watched the Phillies hitting group that included Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino take batting practice. Maybe the trainers were killing time. Or maybe it was due diligence in preparation for a trade. With Dee Gordon disabled, Rollins is a fit as a shortstop-leadoff hitter with about $25 million remaining on his contract that the Dodgers could take off the Phillies’ hands. He’d need to waive his 10-and-five trade veto, which probably means the Dodgers would need to guarantee another $11 million in an option season. Maybe the talks will expand to include third baseman Placido Polanco or even lefty Cole Hamels, although the Dodgers wouldn’t seem to have the prospects needed for Hamels. — Ken Gurnick

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