The Dodgers have just claimed Estaban Loaiza off waivers. The Dodgers will assume the remaining one million or so dollars off his contract this year, then inherit his seven million dollar salary in 2008 with a 7.5 million dollar option in 2009.
Loaiza has made only two starts in 2007 after coming off an injury. In 2006, Loaiza had a 4.89 ERA in 154.2 innings, striking out 5.64 per nine with a 2.43 K/BB ratio and he surrendered one home run per nine. More analysis coming shortly.