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The Dodgers have been quite active, acquiring Hanley Ramirez, Victorino, Blanton and reliever Brandon League all in the past two weeks.

“Winning teams is really all he’s ever been on,” said Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis, who played with Blanton in Oakland. “He’ll bring competitiveness. He’s a pitcher, but he competes like a position player on every pitch. We’re going to be in every game that he pitches. He battles and is going to try to go as deep into the game as he can and he’s going to give us a chance to win every time he goes out there.”

General manager Ned Colletti hinted that the Dodgers may not be done making moves. With a new ownership group that includes Magic Johnson, the Dodgers are willing to spend the money it takes to add high-priced players.

“When we make a deal, they’re absolutely supportive,” Colletti said. “They said, `Nice deal, who’s next?’”