Trade targets for the Dodgers

Updated: June 28, 2012, 8:45 PM ET
By Buster Olney

The ambulance chasers will be on the phone, one evaluator noted after the New York Yankees lost CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in the span of about four hours Wednesday. What the evaluator meant is that any team looking to dump a veteran player with a bad contract will be calling the Yankees, just in case they're ready to jump.

Ned Colletti, the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, would probably love to get more of those calls today. He would probably appreciate having more options than he does right now, as he looks to apply a little defibrillation to his team's fading offense. Andre Ethier is now out, and Matt Kemp isn't going to be back for a few more weeks. The Dodgers have been shut out in their last three games, and in the month of June, only the Miami Marlins have scored fewer runs.

Colletti has been calling around asking for help, and the team's new ownership is ready to make suitable deals when they become available.

Here's the problem: There are staggeringly few options in the market right now, and even fewer attractive possibilities, with so few teams having declared themselves as sellers. But there are still some players the Dodgers could be interested in: