Dodgers Talking With Ohman?

4:22pm: Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times writes that Torre wasn't sure Ohman was as ready as he's been advertising. Ohman maintains that he's been working hard with the intention of being ready for Opening Day, and that he's reached that point. Torre disagreed:

Of Ohman's command when he pitched to minor leaguers in front of the Dodgers' brain trust, Torre said, "You can see he hasn't been pitched in games."

1:16pm: On his blog at, Ken Gurnick writes that the Dodgers gave free-agent lefty Will Ohman a tryout this morning. Joe Torre joined nearly the entire Dodger front office in attendance.

Ohman, 31, has held opposing lefties to just a .197 batting average for his career. He's been holding out for quite some time now, despite interest from several teams. Most recently we've heard that the Pirates have been increasing their interest, and that the Phillies were out as a result of Ohman's $2MM asking price.

Bill Shaikin of the LA Times cites Dylan Hernandez (also of the Times), saying that following the tryout, Ohman and his agent headed into a meeting with Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.

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