"It's like you're asking me to say who's not good enough, but you're always trying to get better all the time," said manager Don Mattingly.
"We've still got a couple of young guys, we like their stuff, but we're not sure they're all the way ready for what we're doing here."
Specifically, they would be rookies Jose Dominguez and Chris Withrow. Dominguez has a 2.35 ERA in eight games, Withrow a 3.60 ERA in seven games. In the crunch time of a stretch run, however, the current Dodgers management team always looks for veteran bullpen help.
Among the relievers the Dodgers have acquired midseason during general manager Ned Colletti's tenure are Elmer Dessens, Scott Proctor, George Sherrill, Octavio Dotel, Randy Choate and Brandon League.
And they are still waiting on Carlos Marmol, acquired from the Cubs July 2. He allowed two homers in three appearances at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, but has thrown two scoreless innings most recently at Double-A Chattanooga.