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Report: Dodgers no longer interested in acquiring Verlander

Winslow Townson / USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have crossed at least one starting pitcher off their list in pursuit of rotation help.

With Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list, the Dodgers will likely look to add a starter prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, though they've bowed out of the Justin Verlander sweepstakes, according to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network.

The Dodgers had reportedly expressed some interest in the Detroit Tigers right-hander, though Rosenthal states that Los Angeles is trying to get away from those types of high-priced contracts.

After finishing second in American League Cy Young voting in 2016, Verlander has experienced some regression, posting a 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 120 strikeouts across 124 innings this season.

The Tigers are hoping to shed some veterans prior to the deadline, but are having trouble finding suitors. Verlander is owed $56 million over the next two seasons.

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