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Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal has been the FOXSports.com's Senior MLB Writer since August 2005. He appears weekly on MLB on FOX, FOX Sports Radio and MLB Network. He's a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Dodgers are working on a major blockbuster. The team is discussing a deal that would bring Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and closer Heath Bell to Los Angeles for first baseman James Loney and a package of young players, according to major-league sources. A separate deal for Bell without Gonzalez also is a possibility, sources said. If the Dodgers acquired Gonzalez, they presumably would send first baseman James Loney to the Padres or trade him somewhere else. The Angels also are talking to the Padres about Bell, and the Cubs and Marlins are also known to have interest. If the Dodgers acquired Bell, they would effectively load up their bullpen and rely less on their starting pitchers to pitch deep into the games. The Dodgers obtained Orioles closer George Sherrill on Thursday. Bell and Sherrill would serve as setup men for Jonathan Broxton. Gonzalez is hitting .252 with 28 home runs and 59 RBIs in 103 games for the Padres this season. Bell has 25 saves and a 2.01 ERA in 38 appearances.
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