Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports the Dodgers have intensifited their efforts to trade for pitching help. Brown, citing unnamed sources, reports L.A. has inquired about Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt, Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly, Diamondbacks right-hander Dan Haren and Indians right-handers Jake Westbrook and Fausto Carmona.
L.A. also is among the many clubs interested in Blue Jays relievers Kevin Gregg, Scott Downs and Jason Frasor.
The Dodgers recalled right-hander James McDonald from Triple-A to start Monday night’s series opener against the Giants. McDonald replaced rookie John Ely, who faltered after having initial success. The rest of L.A.’s rotation consists of Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda and Vicente Padilla.