The Dodgers are trying to acquire Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, but as of early Thursday evening, they were not the only team pursuing a trade for the potential free agent, according to major-league sources.
The Padres and Giants continue to talk to the Marlins, while the Orioles are less confident of their chances and the Rockies no longer appear to be a factor, sources say.
The Marlins, according to one rival executive, want a "good" prospect for Nolasco and "all the money gone." In other words, they want their trade partner to absorb the approximately $6 million remaining on Nolasco's contract.
The Rangers also loom as a possibility for Nolasco because of their short-term pitching needs and strong farm system, but Nolasco probably is more attractive to the NL West clubs. He is a native of southern California, and would prefer to sign as a free agent with a west-coast team.
Nolasco, 30, is next scheduled to pitch Friday night in Miami against the Padres. With talks fluid...