The Dodgers have had discussions with the Boston Red Sox the last two days about obtaining starting pitcher David Wells, but two sources said a deal is not imminent because the asking price has been too high. The Red Sox want relief pitcher Yhency Brazoban and a top prospect in return, but the Dodgers are reluctant to part with any of the minor league standouts expected to break into the big leagues by 2007. Wells has appeal because he has one year left on a contract that calls for a base salary of only $2.5 million. Incentives based on innings pitched could hike the total to $7.5 million. Wells, 41, was 15-7 in 184 innings last season. Boston has also discussed a three-way trade with San Diego and Tampa Bay that would involve Wells going to the Padres and Devil Ray shortstop Julio Lugo going to the Red Sox.
Dodgers Discussing Trade For Wells