Dodgers Rumors: Dempster, Victorino, Pence, Greinke, Johnson

July 24, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Mike Fontenot (18) gets high fives from teammates right fielder Hunter Pence (3), second baseman Chase Utley (26), and center fielder Shane Victorino (8) after scoring in the eighth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Brewers 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Dodgers could trade for Philadelphia Phillies outfielders Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence even if the club acquires Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster along with Hanley Ramirez, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

Regarding the Dempster situation, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren said this morning that it’s "highly unlikely" his club acquires the Cubs’ veteran. Buster Olney of ESPN reports the Dodgers are feeling "increasingly confident" they can complete a deal for Dempster, because the Cubs "don’t have many alternatives."

Whoever they acquire, the Dodgers are interested in a "true No. 2 starter" to pair with Clayton Kershaw rather than a "depth guy," according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Morosi says beyond Dempster, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke and Miami Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson are also on LA’s list.

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Which should the Dodgers target next; a pitcher, hitter or both?

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