During the Winter Meetings, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti alluded to a near-trade for a position player that fell through. That player was Daniel Murphy of the Mets and they might make another run at him, a source tells Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Colletti addressed the near-trade during the meetings without naming Murphy or the Mets specifically. The GM said he thought the trade might happen until the other club satisfied its need elsewhere. That apparently was a reference to the Mets trading for Giants outfielder Andres Torres.
Murphy, 26, has been plauged by injuries in recent years. The left-handed hitter missed the entire 2010 season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. In 2011, Murphy hit .320/.362/.448 in 109 games before suffering a torn MCL in his left knee.