The Dodgers haven't completely closed the book on Joe Beimel, as they are still showing some interest in resigning him. The catch is that he wants between $2-$3 million, and the Dodgers say, "No way." If that prices comes down, then something could happen.
Another lefty reliever being discussed is Will Ohman, who was last with the Braves. He had a pretty good, if not spectacular, year with a 4-1 record, 3.68 ERA, and 1.24 WHIP. Like Beimel, he's 31.
The biggest difference between the 2 was their averages against lefties. Ohman was a fantastic .200 while Beimel got hit much harder at .278. You'd think the Dodgers would just want one of these guys to last against a lefty batter or 2 most nights, so that would heavily favor Ohman.
Right now the Dodgers have one great lefty in the 'pen in Hong Chih-Kuo, but he can't go every night because of his past arm problems. It would be nice to have someone else that can take the ball whenever and get a couple of big outs before the 9th inning comes.