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Dodgers Rumors: Choo, Blanton, Milwood, Masterson, Beckett

Jul 23, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson (63) delivers in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 23, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson (63) delivers in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

While their "agenda depends on" Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still in the market for another bat and have fallback options if a deal with Dempster isn’t completed, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN:

The Dodgers continue to shop for another bat, in the outfield or at first base. If they can’t get a trade for Victorino completed, they could turn to someone like Justin Morneau or Shin-Soo Choo, or even Alfonso Soriano.

Stark adds that if the Dodgers aren’t able to complete a trade for Dempster, they’ve explored a variety of other rotation options, including Miami Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields, Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton and Colorado Rockies right-hander Kevin Milwood.

Beyond these options, Stark says it would make sense for the Dodgers to see if Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox or Cleveland Indians right-hander Justin Masterson could be fits for them.

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What other moves, if any, will the Dodgers make this summer?

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