Dodgers Targeting Starter On Limited Budget

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers towels off in the dugout prior to the start of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jon Heyman and Mike are reporting via Twitter that the Los Angeles Dodgers have narrowed their search for a starting pitcher down to several names, including Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano and Jeff Francis.

The team is clearly working on a limited budget, and Heyman suggests that they only have $10 million to spend to find someone behind Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley , and Ted Lilly. The last thing we heard from Kuroda was that Colletti wasn't sure whether or not he'd re-sign with LA, but that was a couple of days ago. There's also the old rumor floating around that he might "fulfill an old promise" to return and play for the Hiroshima Carp.

The Dodgers big move of the off-season so far has been to re-sign Matt Kemp to an 8-year, $160 million extension. It's looking like that may be it, though.

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