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Colletti also is trying to fill two holes in the infield and he met with representatives for free-agent shortstop Rafael Furcal.
"If Manny Ramirez shows up at spring training in Glendale, Ariz., we'll find him a hat and find him a jersey," Colletti said. "But I can't wait until that day to pursue a third baseman, a shortstop, a starting pitcher."
Asked if the Dodgers could get in on talks to sign ace CC Sabathia, Colletti said: "It's a possibility."
Detroit and Texas completed the first trade of the session. The Tigers acquired catcher Gerald Laird from the Rangers in a deal that sent right-handed pitching prospects Guillermo Moscoso and Carlos Melo to Texas.
Also, pitcher Greg Maddux held a news conference to announce his retirement. The winter meetings are being held just minutes from his Las Vegas home.
In other news, Major League Baseball planned a Tuesday news conference with the players' association to announce changes designed to strengthen wood bats. Players still would be allowed to use maple bats, however.
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