Dodgers after Giles and Henderson?

Updated: July 11, 2003, 10:28 AM ET
By Jim Baker
According to a report in today's Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers were recently involved in serious negotiations with the Red Sox to swap pitcher Odalis Perez for rightfielder Trot Nixon but decided their pitcher was too high a price to pay, write Jason Reid and Mike DiGiovanna. Now, however, they have found a player worth shipping Perez for: Brian Giles of the Pirates. Holding up the swap is the Pirates demand for two additional pitching prospects to accompany Perez, who is 6-7 with an ERA of 4.25.

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