Dodgers News: Max Scherzer, James Shields not in LA's plans after Brett Anderson signing

The Los Angeles Dodgers are likely done shopping for starting rotation help after signing free agents Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson for a combined $21 million in 2015.

"I don't think our intention ever was to sign one guy and punt on the fifth spot," General Manager Farhan Zaidi said on Wednesday, via Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. He added that additional starters targeted by the team would be "depth options," which rules out top-tier starters like Max Scherzer and James Shields who remain on the free market as 2015 has gotten underway.

In the case of Brett Anderson, Zaidi wouldn't say how many starts or innings they're looking for out of the oft-injured 26-year-old, but indicated that they're not going into the season thinking about innings limitations for him.

"From a health standpoint, we feel very good about it," Zaidi said.

So, with Anderson slated to play a big role, and the rest of the rotation rounding out with McCarthy, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-jin Ryu, the Dodgers appear to be virtually done setting up their 2015 rotation.

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